STP10401 SPIRITUALITY AND MEDICINE
JAMES M MARKERT, MD
JENNIFER L. LANCASTER
FOT 1053, zip 3410
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5-5, 17-17, 44-44
Successful completion of first year medical school.
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Goals of Course: For students to get in touch with their own spirituality and to become sensitive to patients and families spiritual needs. To take a spiritual history as well as physical. To become familiar with the medical literature regarding the effects of faith on health and healing. To develop a working personal definition of spirituality and what gives meaning to life. The course includes lecturers from many faiths and backgrounds from inside and outside of UAB. Because of this, the schedule varies based on lecturer availability. The lectures will be on Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm. The course is via zoom and the grades are based on attendance, participation and discussion. This course if offered a few times a year. Example lectures include but are not limited to: Introduction to Spirituality and Medicine, Addiction Recovery, Spirituality and Patient Care, Spirituality at the End of Life, and introductions to Baha'i, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Jehovah's Witness, and Atheism.
Where To Report
Students must pick up a copy of: "Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When, and What" by Harold G. Koenig, MD.
Pass/Fail based on:
- Group Discussions
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