Spirituality and Religion

Audio Interviews

Collision of Religion and Pain Treatment MP3

Dr. Richard Randolph, former associate professor of bioethics at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, explores three questions about religion that often collide with the medical ethics of treating pain: In what ways may patients draw resources from their religious faith as a form of managing or coping with chronic pain? In what ways may patients incorporate their religious faith to make sense of chronic pain? In what ways or why do patients refuse opioids and other pain management resources for religious reasons?
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Balancing Faith and Politics MP3

Episcopal priest and retired Missouri U.S Senator and attorney general John Danforth presented the keynote address at the Center’s 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner in 2009. In his book, he devoted a chapter to the Terri Schiavo case. In this interview, he explains why he views the case as an “outrageous and extreme use of government” that was overly politicized and inconsistent with Republican principles of small government.
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Spirituality, Race and End of Life Care

What does spirituality and race have to do with end of life care? Terry Rosell, Rosemary Flanigan Chair, and Richard Payne, MD, professor at Duke University and John B. Francis Chair at the Center, discuss disparities in healthcare in African American populations and how they impact care at the end of life prior to presenting a program on the same subject to African American faith leaders in Topeka on July 27, 2011.
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Religion. Healthcare Policy. Do the Twain Meet? MP3

Rosemary Flanigan discusses what it means to have a “religious consciousness” and how having such a consciousness affects our thinking as we deal with life and death issues as well as a host of bioethical issues facing us today.
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Should Religion Play a Role in the Practice of Medicine?

Dr. Barr Curlin, assistant professor of medicine, and John Lantos, both University of Chicago, address the question: Should religion play a role in the practice of medicine?
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A Muslim in America Practicing Medicine

Dr. Rauf Mir discusses what’s it like to be a Muslim practicing medicine in the United States.
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Articles


Psychospiritual Care: A Shared Journey Embracing Life and Wholeness

By Margaret Burkhardt and Mary Gail Nagai-Jacobsen VIEW

 

Case Study

By Rosemary Flanigan VIEW

 

The Box

By Myra J. Christopher VIEW

 

A Cartography of Spirituality in End-of-Life Care

By Timothy P. Daaleman VIEW

 

Psychospiritual Elements of Illness: Beyond Biomedicine

By Clifford C. Kuhn VIEW

 

The Spiritual Side of Dying

By Laurence K. O’Connell VIEW

 

Reflecting on the Death of A Friend

By Jane Pitz VIEW

 

Spirituality, Religion, and the Physician: New Ethical Challenges in Patient Care

By Gregory A. Plotnikoff VIEW

 

Dying in America: Contexts and Problems

By Thomas A. Shannon VIEW

 

Ensuring a Good Death

By David C. Thomasma VIEW

 

An African American Looks at Death

By Marian Gray Secundy VIEW

 

Compassion Sabbath—Engaging Clergy and Faith Communities in Improving Spiritual Care of the Dying

By JoEllen Wurth and M.C. Sullivan VIEW