TMEC Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center
Event Description There are many reasons for concern about physicians/healthcare providers bringing their religious beliefs into clinical practice. The power dynamic between physicians and patients can lead to unintended consequences, and some might say that since most physicians are not trained to talk about...
TMEC 209 Mini amphitheater, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave
This talk will present a brief overview of the impact of spirituality on mental health and its implications for psychiatric practice. It will also discuss the recently-released World Psychiatric Association (WPA)’s Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry, which calls for psychiatrists to acknowledge the role of religion/spirituality within the full ecology of patient experience and to incorporate patients’ religion/spirituality into treatment plans as appropriate.
Event description: Dr. Howard Koh, former United States Assistant Secretary for Health and current professor at HSPH, will offer personal reflections on the role of spirituality and purpose in leadership. The talk will also include a discussion of public policy as it relates to spiritual care in the United States.
The 2018 Conference invites health care practitioners, scholars, religious community leaders, and students to address questions associated with the theme, “Examining the Foundations of Medicine and Religion,” by relating its questions to religious traditions and practices. We welcome an array of... Read more about Conference on Medicine and Religion
G2 (Kresge Hall), Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
Interconnections between the faith-based and medical sectors are multifaceted and have existed for centuries, including partnerships that have evolved over the past several decades in the U.S. This talk outlines ten points of intersection that have engaged medical and public health professionals and institutions across specialties, focusing especially on primary care, global health, and community-based outreach to underserved populations. In a time of healthcare resource scarcity, such partnerships—involving religious congregations, denominations...
The 2017 Conference invites health care practitioners, scholars, religious community leaders, and students to address questions associated with the theme, “Re-Enchanting Medicine,” by relating its questions to religious traditions and practices.
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Three waves of psychotherapeutic approaches have been distinguished, based on historical and theoretical considerations. Growing evidence supports the use of a fourth group therapies that aim beyond insight, mastery and problem-solving toward the achievement of positive well-being. These more explicitly value based approaches include positive psychology interventions (PPI), loving kindness and compassion meditation, dignity and gratitude promoting, meaning centered, forgiveness oriented, and spiritually informed therapies. Fourth wave approaches raise practical and ethical...
Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Speakers and Panelists include:
Tracy Balboni, Harvard Medical School Kathy Gallivan, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Gloria White-Hammond, Harvard Divinity School Harold Koenig, Duke University
Howard Koh, Harvard School of Public Health Ken Pargament, Bowling Green University Christina Puchalski, George Washington University Daniel Sulmasy, University of Chicago Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health
Bigelow Amphitheater, Massachusetts General Hospital, White Building, 4th Floor
John L. Tarpley, MD, FWACS, FACS
Is There a Role for Spirituality in Surgical Practice?
Tarpley attended undergraduate and medical school at Vanderbilt and trained in surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He spent two years at the NCI, Surgery Branch during residency. Tarpley is a “general general” surgeon whose first career (1978-1993) was in a tertiary care mission hospital in Ogbomoso, Nigeria, where he directed the training for general practice house officers and helped establish a nursing school. He served several years at the Loch Raven VA...