Tag: health care

  • All the great religious creeds, said writer Reynolds Price, “have known forever that if we’re ever to arrive at the state of anything called wisdom, pain seems to be the way we get there.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments (1)

  • Watch our annual reporters roundtable on the most important religion and ethics news of the past year. More

    December 22, 2010 | Comments (3)

  • The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments (2)

  • “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

  • The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care is training chaplains, caregivers, and health care professionals in how to listen to patients and lighten the burden of their suffering. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments (7)

  • President Obama hosted a November 1 White House meeting with about 20 US Christian leaders affiliated with the National Council of Churches and its global humanitarian agency, Church World Service.
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    November 2, 2010 | Comments (8)

  • This scholar and Harvard professor became the primary caregiver for his wife after she was afflicted with a neurodegenerative disorder. More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments (11)

  • Physical healing and spiritual care go hand in hand at a no-frills health care clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi.
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    September 24, 2010 | Comments (9)

  • If you are a patient who is poor, says this doctor-nun, “sometimes in this society your are taught not to care about yourself…You are denigrated and told you are not an important person.” More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments (3)

  • The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments (5)

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