Caring For The Whole Person
A conversation with two Catholics trained in neuroscience and psychiatry. During the discussion, we explored health, the unity of body and soul, and the nature of human well-being, synthesizing science and Catholic wisdom about the human person. A webinar in our Beauty of Creation Series.
DISCLAIMER: this is a philosophical and theological discussion of health and does not constitute medical advice.
Extra Resources Mentioned:
- International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
- Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
- The Confessions of St Augustine
- ‘Psychiatry needs to get right with God’ – David H Rosmarin
- Erika Bachiochi – the Rights of Women: Reclaiming a lost vision
Movies that demonstrate the dynamic of the Masculine and Feminine Genius:
- A Hidden Life
- A Quiet Place
Our Guests – Fr Peter Turrone & Dr Natasha Fernandes:
Fr Peter has a background in medical science and neuroscience, working as a research scientist at Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) on the side effects of antipsychotic drugs before he was called to the priesthood. After 5 years at the Newman Centre at UofT, Fr Peter is now Pastor of the Forest Hill parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Dr. Fernandes is a general Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor who specializes in the care for adults with developmental disabilities. She works in the Adult Neurodevelopmental Services outpatient clinic and provides consults to the Emergency Department and Inpatient units at CAMH.