Whole-Person Health Care Event: Cases and Discussion at VUSM in February

Have you been intrigued by the issues presented on our blog this year?  Still trying to figure out what “whole- person health care” really looks like?  Would you welcome an opportunity to hear and discuss actual cases in person?

On Mondays in the month of February, The Siloam Institute will be partnering with two medical student organizations at Vanderbilt University in a series of case presentations and discussions about the realities of Whole-Person Health Care.  Below is a description provided by the student leaders of Medical Christian Fellowship:footwashing

Striving to see and care for one’s patients as the complicated human beings they are is a difficult thing in the hectic, busy environment of health care. The following series will explore the joys and challenges of practicing medicine in a way that acknowledges and addresses patients and their health problems from a holistic perspective, seeing patients as physical, emotional, and spiritual beings.

Doctors from the Nashville area will share their experiences and lessons learned and engage in discussion on this topic in the format of case presentations. The final session will consist of a primarily discussion-style forum in which participants will discuss the presented cases along with the issues and challenges they raised regarding Whole- Person Health Care, in order to glean further insight into the practical expression of caring for patients as complete human beings in the context of everyday medical practice.

The Siloam Institute of Faith, Health and Culture will be co-sponsoring this series along with the student organizations Medical Christian Fellowship (MCF) and the Society of Saints Cosmos and Damian (SSCD).

These presentations will be held for four consecutive Monday’s at 12 pm, noon in Light Hall (room 202) on the Vanderbilt Medical Campus (Nashville, TN, USA) and will last for one hour. Lunch will be provided.

February 4th–Dr. Morgan Wills, Siloam Family Health Center

February 11th–Dr. Anderson Spickard, III, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

February 25th–Dr. Morgan McDonald, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Please direct any questions you may have to Ian McGuinness at ian.m.mcguinness@vanderbilt.edu

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