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The value of this health care center is hence exactly in taking care of its patients until their last breath. Its mission is to go beyond, past their physical healing by showing a beautiful and unique attention to their humanity, their souls. This goal, since the very beginning, is a special attention for the disenfranchised, […]

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… look for what is beautiful and true in our patients and families … Aware of an increasing dissatisfaction in the medical field, due to a reduction of the caregiver-patient relationship to a sort of mechanism, we wanted to propose a medical care that is adequate for the person with all their needs. I believe […]

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… inaugural meeting this weekend … 10:00 AM Legacy Hall on the campus of Benedictine College. Keynote speaker Mike Murray, MD, PhD on “Benedictine Values in Medicine”. On receiving the Kansas Monk award recently, Murray said … “I do feel a great debt of gratitude for the monks and the sisters of the Abbey and […]

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To Cure Sometimes, To Relieve Often, To Comfort Always … Oct 21-23 Florham Park NJ

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… Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Red Beard’ is the story of a recent medical graduate assigned to a rural clinic for his post-graduate training. In his arrogance, he is livid that he should have to train in a poor clinic – aspiring instead to ascend the ranks of caring for the rich and powerful Shoguns. Through a […]

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How do you manage everything? How can you be one person in the face of all of your achievements and goals, being a manager and a mother and running your father’s foundation?  You gave the answer: being one. I am not different when I am here, or when I am a mother, when I am […]

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“You have to forgive yourself for the things you don’t know, and forgive others for the things they don’t know, and we do know. Working with others, who are different, is difficult for everyone, but above all for scientists who, contrary to what is thought, are very conservative, so much so that “entrusting themselves” is […]

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2011 Medconference …

June 14, 2011

in Med Conf

2011 Medconference Oct 21-23 Florham Park NJ transcripts from prior conferences  

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… Giorgio Israel in “Medicine Between Humanism and Mechanism” in Journal of Medicine and the Person discusses important foundational issues pertinent to the daily practice of medicine. “Radically objectivistic medicine replaces the idea of “cure/treatment” with the idea of “repair”. It stops listening to the patient and renders the role of clinical practice drastically marginal […]

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Manuel Jimenez Prieto (Aranda) (1848-1904) – Visit at the hospital. Jean Martin Charcot (probably) auscultates a patient. Oil on canvas, 1897 “Medicine was born as an Art; it has been defined by scientific features only after Hippocrates. Science itself, anyway, is bounded to art. They share the same claim: to know the essence of reality […]

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