“Broken Brains or a Broken World? What the Mental Health Crisis Reveals and How Christians Can Respond.” Presented by Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD and Brett McCarty, ThD.
1-hour of continuing education credit available for physicians, dentists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
Come join us to this invitation only evening with Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and Duke Divinity School’s Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative for a complimentary dinner and discussion on the growing mental health crisis in the United States and how Christian healthcare professionals can and should be well positioned to deal with the social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness.
This is an opportunity for fellowship among regional healthcare professionals and for a deeper understanding of practical steps Christians can take, individually and in community, to respond to the mental health crisis. I pray you will be inspired to play a key role in spiritually caring for your patients’ needs in your community and beyond.
CMDA National Headquarters, 2604 U.S. Hwy 421, Bristol, TN
Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD, is a psychiatrist whose work centers on the role of religious communities in caring for persons with mental health problems and on the ways in which Christians engage practices of modern healthcare. Jointly appointed within Duke Divinity School and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Duke University Medical Center, he is Co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and is a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center. He has written on the moral and theological dimensions of combat trauma and moral injury, the moral and political context of psychiatric diagnosis, and the way that St. Thomas Aquinas’ image of the human as a wayfarer might inform contemporary practices of ministry and mental health care.
Brett McCarty, ThD, is a theological ethicist and qualitative researcher who seeks to address two major public health questions—the opioid crisis and the career sustainability of healthcare practitioners—by researching and implementing collaborations between healthcare systems and religious communities. Jointly appointed within Duke Divinity School and Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health Sciences, he is the Associate Director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative. His current research projects focus on religious responses to substance use issues, competing conceptions of agency within the modern hospital, and ways to promote racial justice through inter-professional education programs and translational research with religious communities.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.