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In This Issue:

  • October 19th: BHF Dinner/Opening Night of Whole Person Care Conference
  • October 19-20: Boston Whole Person Care Conference - Register now!
  • Article Highlight: Is Forgiveness a Public Health Issue? by Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health
  • October 5-6: Spiritual Diversity and Psychotherapy - Merle Jordan Conference
  • Did you miss last month's dinner? Have no fear, a recording is here.
October 19th: Opening Night of the Whole Person Care Conference (FREE)

This month's BHF dinner will be a free component of the Whole Person Care Conference. It will start with our regular meal and then it will feature speakers from the Whole Person Care Conference who will be discussing the world of the healthcare professional, the conference itself, and God's call for those in healthcare.

If you schedule will allow it then I would highly recommend committing to attending this conference. It will equip you with the practical skills to bring spirituality and faith into your work more effectively. Read below about the conference to find out more.

Dinner will be provided and free childcare is available. 
Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 16th

When: Friday, October 19th, 6.30-9 pm (IT WILL GO 30 MINUTES LONGER THAN USUAL)
Where: JBM Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, Harvard Medical School (107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115)

If you have any recommendations for topics or speakers at future dinners then please respond to this email and let Andrew know. 

October 19-20th Boston Whole Person Care Conference

Do you struggle with how to offer holistic care to the patients you see or will see?

Do you want to engage patients in spiritual conversations or with prayer but you are not sure of how to bring it up and how to go about it? 

This conference will equip you with the practical and intellectual framework for engaging in whole person care and integrating your faith into how you care for patients. A variety of professionals from different fields will offer their perspectives on how they do it and you will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into action by talking with people a local nursing home. 

The Saturday sessions will include topics such as the ethics of whole person care, taking a spiritual history, sharing the good news, and a practicum to test out what you have learned. 

Sponsored by BHF, CMDA, and Medical Strategic Network


More information will be made available at 

or you can register at

Scholarship money is available for those who are unable to pay the cost for registration. Please contact Andrew at 
Is Forgiveness a Public Health Issue?
By Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health

In this recent article, Dr VanderWeele writes about his findings on forgiveness and its importance to public health. It was originally published in the American Journal of Public Health.

You can access his full article here

Experience two days of rich clinical presentations and stimulating conversations with leading theorists of spiritually integrative psychotherapy, each with deep expertise in the close connection between spirituality and psychotherapy across diverse approaches and traditions. This conference is interfaith and is not just from a Christian perspective. 


Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6, 2018


Metcalf Trustee Center at Boston University – One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215


Find more information and register HERE Registration closes at 5 pm on October 2nd so don't delay!

Did you miss last month's dinner? Have no fear, a recording is here.
One pharmacist, two researchers and a doctor shared their stories about how they had seen God at work at their work. These stories were very encouraging and included key takeaways from what they experienced. If you weren't there or even if you were then you can find the recording on our website by clicking here.
Thanks for reading!

- The BHF Team

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