Exploring the Spiritual Side of Medicine

On July 24 Chaplain Partnership’s Fr. David Radzik (palliative care chaplain at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals) participated in a Culture and Health panel presented by Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine for students enrolled in their Physician Assistant (PA) program. The students participated in very interactive and interesting discussions on the role that religion and spirituality play in the healing process.

In addition to Fr. Radzik, other panelists included Rabbi Scott Roland of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah and Jadallah Jadallah, a doctoral student studying at Kent State University. According to Chaplain Partnership’s Executive Director, Mark Laskey, who attended the event, “I was extremely impressed by the level of interest the students expressed and the degree to which they participated. They were actively engaged in the conversation and expressed real interest in learning more about how to respect their patients and their families’ faith traditions and spiritual beliefs.”

Rabbi Scott Roland, Jadallah Jadallah and Fr. David Radzik

The program, which was organized by CWRU’s Dr. Casey M. Schroeder-Jenkinson, Assistant Professor and Director of Interprofessional Education, Simulation and Outcomes, was such a success that it is expected to become an annual event. Thanks to all who helped make this panel such a success!

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