About the MedConference
There is a growing dissatisfaction among health care professionals. This is a time of crisis in which the very nature of medicine is at risk because the concept of human person is confused. Confronted with the drama of illness, suffering and death, we face questions that touch at the original level of the person: What is at the heart of a truly human health care profession? Why is it worthy to be a doctor or a nurse today? What is it that a patient ultimately wants from a caregiver?
The Human Adventure Corporation, along with Crossroads Cultural Center, and the Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College organized a three-day medical conference for physicians, nurses and med students. This project was made possible with a grant from the Arnold P. Gold foundation, a grant from Medicina e Persona and with the support of the “Angelina Gardner” scholarship.
The MedConference focused on what is at the heart of the motivations for providing and for seeking medical care. Medicine is practiced by people and for people, and therefore cannot but pronounce on the original nature of the protagonists of the medical act: the patient and the care provider. We hold that adequate motivations can be sought only by exploring the original needs of the person, such as the needs for meaning, beauty and love.
New York Medical College, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, designated this educational activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.