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Natalie King (Rodden), M.D., M.A.

Click this link to view the Curriculum Vitae for Natalie King (Rodden), M.D., which includes a list of previous presentations.

Natalie King (Rodden), M.D., M.A., is a palliative medicine physician, caring for patients with serious illness and nearing the end of life.  Dr. King received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and her MD from Tulane University.  She completed internal medicine residency at the University of Utah and palliative medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic Arizona.  She has been a member of the Catholic Medical Association since medical school, during which she founded the Catholic Medical Association Student section, a national organization with the goal of preparing students to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.  Her fellowship research on “improving spiritual competency at the Mayo Clinic” focused on encouraging a culture of awareness and comfort of health providers addressing spiritual issues, notably at the end of life.  After fellowship, she worked several years as a palliative medicine physician in Denver, Colorado, helping lead her hospital’s ethics committee and teach trainees.  She completed a master’s degree in bioethics from The Ohio State University, partnering with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to improve education around palliative care.  Dr. King has organized a forum for the Catholic Medical Association on end-of-life issues.  She is passionate about education and advocacy about palliative medicine and ethical issues relating to serious illness and the end-of-life.  She travels around the country speaking on these issues and is writing a book for Catholic laity slated to come out in fall 2024.  She lives in Utah with her husband and daughter, and works at Intermountain Health.

List of Topics:

1. Palliative Medicine and Hospice 101: End of Life Care as a Catholic.

2. Tales from a Joyful Palliative Doctor

3. Living Your Professional Vocation: Sustaining Joy in Medicine

4. Empathy in Medicine

5. Fortitude in Medicine

6. Sanctification of Work (and Study!)

7. Living the Feminine Genius in Medicine

8. Courageous Conversation: How to Communicate Difficult Matters with Patients and Families

9. Suffering in Medicine

10. Symptom Management in Palliative Care

11. What does the Church Say About the End of Life?  Documents and Teachings.

12. Spirituality and Medicine.

13. Building a Catholic Culture in Healthcare and Engaging the Public Sphere

For further details about scheduling Dr. King to speak at your event, please send a detailed email to [email protected] with “Speakers Bureau Request” in the subject line.