Faith & the Art of Healing: Reclaiming the Soul of Medicine
Forever, the art of medicine has been a meaningful engagement between a healer & a patient attempting to get well. Somehow, the fundamental vocation – or calling – of medicine has been complicated by the business of medicine. Relationships based on intentionality, engagement & finesse have been pressured by efficiency, utility & technique. How can physicians & patients reclaim the soul of medicine?
Tod Worner is a practicing internal medicine physician in the Twin Cities. He teaches internal medicine residents, medical students & undergraduates at the University of Minnesota Medical School & St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict. Tod is a Catholic writer who also teaches & serves as Managing Editor for Evangelization & Culture, Bishop Robert Barron’s Journal of the Word on Fire Institute, and also blogs at Aleteia, Patheos, and the National Catholic Register.
Tod Worner brings an ability to write on a broad range of issues with a distinctive perspective; as a physician he is able to address the world as it is, and as he has encountered it up close and personal, but as a bibliophile and history buff, he is also able to pull out something from the past that can help us to process the realities of the day, always with an eye toward the health of the soul.
Dr. Tod Worner is an internist in Edina, Minnesota. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School.