Celebrating and Defending the Freedom to Care

Dr. Farr Curlin gives a keynote address to celebrate and affirm the value of conscience freedoms in healthcare at a special event CMDA hosted in January 2023 at the Museum of the Bible.

Meet Our Guest

CMDA Icon Button White Icon Gradient Bg

Farr Curlin, MD, is the Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine; Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School; and former Director of the Arete Initiative in Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics. Before moving to Duke in 2014, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Dr. Curlin practices hospice and palliative medicine, and he works with colleagues across the university to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine and culture. He has authored more than 130 articles and book chapters dealing with the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice. His work focuses on the relevance of religious ideas and practices for the doctor-patient relationship, the moral and professional formation of clinicians, and care for patients at the end of life.



Other Podcast Episodes from CMDA