- Cultural Diversity in Medicine
- End of Life Care
- History of Medicine: Great Pandemics and Our Responses to Them
- Medicine and Literature
- Perception, Art, & Clinical Judgment
- Spirituality in Medicine
- Physician: Heal Thyself
Since they course began a few weeks ago, I've made two discoveries:
- There is published controversy about whether doctors should include spirituality in their practice.
- It is very popular among non-Christians and weak Christians to think "spiritual" may be had without religion and without God.
|Science and Charity. Pablo Picasso. (Crazy, right?!)|
I am grateful for my grasp of true spirituality (I am not afraid to say that I have the true opinion), but I will humbly learn from anyone that has something to teach me. I've already learned a great deal! Two physicians have addressed the class: a Muslim and a Christian. The Muslim spoke about spirituality as above. The Christian seemed to have a better understanding ("spirituality" was an intimate part of life animating her to serve and heal others), but did not articulate it. Both were adept at discussing patients' spiritual needs in their practices, and because this is what I want to learn, I will quietly listen and retain what is good. (And I will tell you about it.) Pray for me!