Lesson 2. Religion and Medicine

There was a time when physicians and priests were one and the same. However, over the years, it appears that religion and medicine have gone their sperate ways which is very unfortunate.

This is despite the fact that  80 percent of people pray for themselves and 87 percent have prayed for others, according to Gallup survey of 1,714 Americans. What is even more amazing is that 76% of doctors stated that they believe in God, compared with only 39% of scientists, and about 70% of Americans overall according to a University of Chicago study.

Our aim is to bring these two healing traditions together and the following videos below are a good start.

Spirituality and Medicine

Bioethics and the Healthcare System

Conscience and the Medical Profession

Ethics of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Ethics of Healthcare

Ethics in Medicine

Future of Health Care in America - Ezekiel Emanuel on Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Improving the Ethics and Practice of Medicine

Medical Ethics and the Dark Side of Laughter

Medicine and Religion I

Medicine and Religion II

Medicine and Religion III

Medicine and Religion IV

Medicine and Religion V

Medicine as a Moral Enterprise

Medicine, Ethics and Society

The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and Charity

Religion and practice of Medicine I

Religion and practice of Medicine II

Religion and practice of Medicine III

Religion and practice of Medicine IV

Science, Medicine and Religion

Spirituality, Religious Wisdom, and the Care of the Patient

"What has religion to do with the practice of medicine?"- Part 1

"What has religion to do with the practice of medicine?"- Part 2