Faith and Medicine: Integration or Separation?
Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series
Presented by: Visiting Scholar James W. Lynch Jr, MD, FACP
When: Wednesday April 2, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the MHHS Spirit of Medicine Program. Free CME/CE Credit Offered
- Articulate the various forces shaping how we think about the relationships between faith and medicine in the 21st century.
- Discuss how the term “professionalism” can be distorted to undermine compassion and empathy as parts of healthy physician-patient relationships.
- Describe the ways practitioners address their own spiritual beliefs (or lack thereof) in relation to patients and their beliefs.
- Identify how to address complexities that arise in discussing spiritual issues with patients or in choosing not to discuss them.
**Please Note– Lunch will not be provided. Food and drinks are NOT permitted in the ROC Auditorium.**
About the Lecturer:
Dr. Lynch received his BA from the University of Virginia and MD from Eastern VA Medical School in 1984. After internal medicine training at the University of Florida, he did his training in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda MD. In 1991 he returned to the UFCOM and has served in multiple roles during this tenure including, course director in Oncology, program director for hematology/oncology, section chief of hematology/oncology at the VAMC and now serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions. He is a nationally recognized and published expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas. He has received multiple teaching awards including clinical teacher of the year 4 times, the Hippocratic award three times, is a member of the College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars and in 2006 was honored by the University of Florida as one of 5 Distinguished Teaching Scholars. He was co-founder with his wife of the Christian Study Center at the University of Florida and serves as its board president. He and his wife Laura, have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
The Spirit of Medicine Reading and Discussion Program is funded by an IU Health Values Grant. This three-year program available to IU medical students includes monthly meetings to discuss seminar readings and opportunities to meet with thought leaders in spirituality and medicine. Participants also attend lectures presented by notable visiting scholars and enjoy the opportunity to engage scholars in further conversations.
The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.
For questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317)962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.
Amy R. Chamness-Douthit
Program Coordinator- Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics
Indiana University Health (www.iuhealth.org)
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