How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? Lauren Taylor, an MDiv student at Harvard Divinity School who studies global health and medical ethics, will guide a discussion about the value and limits of “taking religion seriously” in efforts to improve health and protect human rights worldwide. The talk will reflect on her current research on a partnership between Pentecostal faith healers and psychiatric professionals in Ghana as they aim to deliver an integrated form of mental health care in a remote portion of the country. Lauren is co-author, with Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, of The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting us Less.
Time: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm
Place: The Humanist Hub (“a nonreligious community committed to the power of human connection to help do good and live well”), 130 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
The event is free and open to the public.
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