Physician-Ethicist to present public lecture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary: “How Medicine Is Destroying Pastoral Care”

Jeffrey Bishop

The Saint Ambrose Society at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is sponsoring a free and public lecture titled “On the Corpse and the Chaplain: How Medicine is Destroying Pastoral Care” with Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, PhD.  The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the Great Feast of the Annunciation, Monday, March 25, 2013, in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family building on the seminary’s campus, Yonkers, NY. The lecture will be followed by a light reception hosted by the Society, which is a pro-life, student-initiated group.

An Orthodox Christian, Dr. Bishop teaches medical ethics and philosophy at Saint Louis University, where he holds the Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics and directs the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. His scholarly work has focused on the historical, political, and philosophical conditions that underpin contemporary medical and scientific practices and theories.

As an author, Dr. Bishop has published his work in medical, philosophical, and theological journals and has addressed a wide array of topics from enhancement technologies to clinical ethics consultation and medical humanities. His first book, The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying, is a philosophical history of the care of the dying, published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

In other professional activities, Dr. Bishop also serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Christian Bioethics and is an assistant editor of the “Philosophy and Medicine” series published by Springer.