What roles do a patient"s spiritual and religious beliefs and practices play in coping with disease, medical decision-making and other health-related processes? The answers are relevant for patients, practitioners, scholars and lay people -- all of whom have an interest in what takes place within the halls of hospitals. This event will bring together top scholars in religion and health care for a panel discussion on the intersection of faith and medicine. This is the inaugural event of the Religion and Public Life Program, housed in the Institute for Urban Research, under the direction of Elaine Howard Ecklund, assistant professor of sociology at Rice University.
This event is generously sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program at the Institute for Urban Research, Rice University; the Baker Institute Religion and Public Policy Program; the Institute for Spirituality and Health; and the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program.