Is Health Care a Spiritual Discipline? (Video)

Daniel Sulmasy

On September 25, 2013, the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at HDS, in partnership with Harvard Medical School, presented the talk "Is Health Care a Spiritual Discipline?" by Dr. Daniel Sulmasy. Sulmasy is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics and co-director of the Program on Religion and Medicine at the University of Chicago. He spoke about the relationship between spirituality and medicine and how the practice of medicine can be understood as an act of faith. Watch the full video or selected clips below.

Full video

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Dr. Sulmasy discusses the relationship between medicine and spirituality.

Part 3: Sulmasy talks about the "transcendent healing presence of the divine."

Part 4: Sulmasy explores the paradoxes of medicine and how practicing medicine can be an act of faith.

Part 5: Sulmasy offers some ideas about how health care practitioners can cultivate the spiritual aspects of medicine.

Part 6: Q&A