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Care of Severely Impaired African-American Newborns: Reflections from the Black Church Tradition

Healthcare and Religion Lecture Series

Patrick T. Smith, MA, MDiv, PhD
Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics
Duke Divinity School

Abstract: This talk raises questions concerning care of severely impaired African-American newborns with a limited life expectancy from the perspective of African-American Christian theology and spirituality. It highlights the impact of racism and socioeconomic status as a partial explanatory hypothesis with respect to the disparities regarding health outcomes among African-American women and their babies. Moreover, it highlights some of the spiritual and theological resources that can inform thinking about the moral status of those babies in this vulnerable group and the medical decisions that follow.

Offered via Zoom, registration required.  Please register here.

This is a PUBHLT 2022: The Dean’s Public Health Grand Rounds approved event.

 

Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Event

Care of Severely Impaired African-American Newborns: Reflections from the Black Church Tradition

Healthcare and Religion Lecture Series

Patrick T. Smith, MA, MDiv, PhD
Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics
Duke Divinity School

Abstract: This talk raises questions concerning care of severely impaired African-American newborns with a limited life expectancy from the perspective of African-American Christian theology and spirituality. It highlights the impact of racism and socioeconomic status as a partial explanatory hypothesis with respect to the disparities regarding health outcomes among African-American women and their babies. Moreover, it highlights some of the spiritual and theological resources that can inform thinking about the moral status of those babies in this vulnerable group and the medical decisions that follow.

Offered via Zoom, registration required.  Please register here.

This is a PUBHLT 2022: The Dean’s Public Health Grand Rounds approved event.

 

Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Event

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