Is there a role for spirituality in surgical practice?
John 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...
The Petrie-Flom Center is excited to announce our 2015 annual conference topic: "Law, Religion, and American Healthcare." The conference will be held May 8-9, 2015 at Harvard Law School. You can register ...
Dana Building 2001B (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
Presenter: Michael J. Balboni, Ph.D.
Pyscho-social Oncology and Palliative Care Works in Progress Seminar
The presentation provides an overview of the methods and preliminary findings from the recently completed National Clergy Survey on End-of-Life Care. The survey is of a national, representative sample of 1003 ministers randomly selected from across the U.S.
MD Anderson, Onstead Auditorium, Mitchell Building
This advanced course is aimed at chaplains, ministers, clergy, spiritual care counselors, nurses, and social workers as well as other health care professionals delivering spiritual care in the community and in healthcare facilities.
Certificate of attendance will be awarded.
Registration will open by 10/31/2014. www.mdanderson.org/conferences
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston)
This transdisciplinary symposium will engage post-docs and faculty from diverse disciplines to address the role of spirituality and religion in health and health disparities. Panels will address challenges in measuring spirituality; biological pathways through which spirituality may operate to affect the etiology of disease; and the effect of spirituality across diverse communities on patients’ healthcare decision-making, treatment, and outcomes. This symposium will lay the groundwork for future research collaborations across Harvard...
Harvard School of Public Health, FXB-G13, 651 Huntington Ave., Boston
Kenneth I. Pargament, Ph. D. Professor, Department of Psychology Bowling Green State University
This presentation will describe spirituality as a way of perceiving a deeper dimension of life. Empirical studies indicate that people attribute sacred qualities to many aspects of life, such as relationships, nature, work, virtues, and the body. Perceptions of sacredness have important implications for health and well-being. A growing body of research indicates that people are more likely to:...