Doctors and Doctrines: Discovering the Role of Religion in Modern Healthcare
Rev. Walter Cuenin, Catholic Chaplain, Brandeis University
Rabbi Herman Blumberg, Jewish Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life
Rajesh Sampath, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Moderator: Wendy Cadge, author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine.
This engaging and interactive conversation explored the role of religious beliefs and ethics in aspects of the modern healthcare system, such as end of life care and physician-assisted suicide.
It brought together a dynamic group of people to talk about a pertinent modern societal issue: faith in a healthcare setting.
Several topics were discussed in an interactive manner, such as the difference between curing and healing, reasons for reverting back to religion in end-of-life stages, the overall decline of religion in society, and the focus on scientific medical treatment in the West versus spiritual healing and alternative medicine in the East.
The event was made possible by the generous support from the Genesis Philanthropy Group.