10 writers respond.
medicine and religion
The debate over a dying British infant reveals the moral complexities of health care.
At the hospital where I work, families may form relationships with pastoral care staff—but they come for our clinical competence in medicine. Gary Ferngren points out how new and odd this is.
"If I walk into the room of a patient dying in faith, hope, and love, I feel I need to take my shoes off. It is that holy."
Wendy Cadge asks, What happens to religion when hospitals, many of them founded by religious groups, are secularized or otherwise constrained to serve patients beyond their founding communities?