Lecture: What Has Religion To Do With the Practice of Medicine?

Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30pm

Quigley Hall, Auditorium
454 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335, USA

The 15th Annual Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture

Farr Curlin, M.D.
Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities
Duke University

Free and open to the public.

Dr. Farr Curlin is a hospice and palliative care physician who joined Duke University in January 2014. He holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine, including its Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, and in Duke Divinity School, including its Initiative on Theology, Medicine and Culture. He works with Duke colleagues to foster scholarship, study, and training regarding the intersections of medicine, ethics, and religion. Dr. Curlin’s empirical research charts the influence of physicians’ moral traditions and commitments, both religious and secular, on physicians’ clinical practices. As an ethicist, he addresses questions regarding whether and in what ways physicians’ religious commitments ought to shape their clinical practices in a plural democracy.

This lecture is made possible through the John W. Lehman, M.D. Medical Ethics Fund and the Barnes-Womer Health Professions Fund.

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