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Students Participate in the Conversation: Faith in Health Care

03/28/17

On Friday, March 17, 2017, over 50 students participated in the first annual student conversation on Faith in Health Care, an event focused on cultivating a higher level of cultural awareness within the Jefferson community and bringing people together to discuss subjects that are often difficult, but important to talk about.

The event organization was a collaboration between the Muslim Student Association, the Jewish Student Association, the Roman Catholic Society, and the Jefferson Christian Fellowship.

The panel discussed topics such as how one's faith impacts life during graduate school in the health professions and throughout one's career, how different faiths explain human suffering, the importance of discussing faith as part of a patient's history, and how health care practitioners/medical providers balance science and faith.

The discussion was followed by an explanation of traditional prayers of the various faiths and Shabbat dinner.