Dr. Margaret Mohrmann Delivers Keynote Presentation at Medical Ethics Conference

June 8, 2009

by Nincy Mathew, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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Physician and theologian Dr. Margaret Mohrmann speaks about harmonizing the professional and spiritual life at the 2009 Medical Ethics Conference hosted at Baylor University at 7 p.m. June 12 in George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Mohrmann is the director of Programs in Biomedical Ethics for the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va. Mohrmann will be presenting a discussion on remaining well-balanced and maintaining character in the medical profession.

"In her presentation, Dr. Mohrmann will explore two rich senses of integrity," said Dr. Robert Kruschwitz, director of Baylor University's Center for Christian Ethics.

"On the one hand, how can medical practitioners balance the severe demands on their lives--professional, personal, family, and community--in a way that enriches their continued well-being?" Kruschwitz said. "On the other, how do they remain consistently true--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually--to the design and trajectory of one's ongoing formation toward God?"

The conference, held June 12 and June 13, provides a forum for practicing health care professionals to search the inevitable moral questions of medicine and seek a deeper understanding of one's vocation.

Mohrmann is author of Attending Children: A Doctor's Education and Medicine as Ministry: Reflections on Suffering, Ethics, and Hope, and is co-editor of Pain Seeking Understanding: Suffering, Medicine, and Faith, and The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics (3rd edition).

For more information about the event click here or contact Dr. Kruschwitz, at Robert_Kruschwitz@baylor.edu.

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