Medicine and Ministry Conference 2018
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Healing is the principal focus of Medicine and Ministry of the Whole Person. This three-day conference in the mountains of Western North Carolina exists to further the dialogue between the two parties most engaged in this work – healthcare practitioners and the clergy.
November 2-4, 2018, Dr. Margaret Mohrmann
Dr. Mohrmann is Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Before her retirement, she held joint appointments in the Department of Religious Studies and the School of Medicine, where she held the Kornfeld Chair of Biomedical Ethics. Her interdisciplinary scholarship has focused on the intersection of ethics, religion, and medicine, evidenced in her undergraduate and graduate ethics courses and in numerous lectures and keynotes to diverse audiences, clinical and clerical. Among Dr. Mohrmann’s publications are Attending Children (Georgetown, 2005) and Medicine as Ministry (Pilgrim Press, 1995), as well as “Must We Be Courageous?” (with Ann Hamric and John Arras), Hastings Center Report 45/3: 33-40, 2015, “No Dice: The Resistance to Randomness,” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 96 (3): 333-53, 2013, and “Ready to Listen: Why Welcome Matters” (with Lois Shepherd), Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 43(3): 646-50, 2012. A current project is a book (with Shepherd) on responsibility and the moral obligation of welcome in clinical practice.