November 28, 2017

Two evils afflicting physicians today

Thomas W. McGovern, MD gave a talk at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Fall Conference on Good and Evil discusses why the CMA is relevant for Catholic Physicians today.  The thesis of the talk is that there are two evils afflicting physicians today, and that the suffering of patients will not be reduced until these two evils are addressed. 

First is Burnout.  Second is Ignorance – ignorance of the purposes and meaning of suffering and how to address suffering in our patients.

The CMA helps to address this primarily through relationships (burnout) and study (suffering).


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