Farr A Curlin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Humanities
Campus mail 3040, 108 Seeley G Mudd Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Farr A. Curlin, MD, is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School. Before moving to Duke in 2014, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Farr practices palliative medicine and works with colleagues in the Trent Center and the Divinity School to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine and culture. He is interested in the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice—particularly the doctor-patient relationship, the moral and professional formation of physicians, and practices of care for patients at the end of life.

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001 - 2004
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 1998 - 2001
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Publications

Choi, PJ, Chow, V, Curlin, FA, and Cox, CE. "Intensive Care Clinicians' Views on the Role of Chaplains." Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (December 5, 2018): 1-10.

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Blythe, JA, and Curlin, FA. ""Just do your job": technology, bureaucracy, and the eclipse of conscience in contemporary medicine." Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 39, no. 6 (December 2018): 431-452.

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Leffel, GM, Oakes Mueller, RA, Ham, SA, Karches, KE, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "Project on the Good Physician: Further Evidence for the Validity of a Moral Intuitionist Model of Virtuous Caring." Teaching and Learning in Medicine 30, no. 3 (July 2018): 303-316.

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Stavig, AR, Tak, HJ, Yoon, JD, and Curlin, FA. "Taking societal cost into clinical consideration: U.S. physicians' views." Ajob Empirical Bioethics 9, no. 3 (July 2018): 173-180.

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Sobowale, K, Ham, SA, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "Personality Traits Are Associated with Academic Achievement in Medical School: A Nationally Representative Study." Academic Psychiatry : the Journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry 42, no. 3 (June 2018): 338-345.

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Curlin, FA. "Palliative sedation: clinical context and ethical questions." Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 39, no. 3 (June 2018): 197-209.

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Choi, PJ, Curlin, FA, and Cox, CE. "Addressing religion and spirituality in the intensive care unit: A survey of clinicians." Palliative & Supportive Care (April 30, 2018): 1-6.

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Antiel, RM, Curlin, FA, Lantos, JD, Collura, CA, Flake, AW, Johnson, MP, Rintoul, NE, Brown, SD, and Feudtner, C. "Attitudes of paediatric and obstetric specialists towards prenatal surgery for lethal and non-lethal conditions." Journal of medical ethics 44, no. 4 (April 2018): 234-238.

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Yoon, JD, Ham, SA, Reddy, ST, and Curlin, FA. "Role Models' Influence on Specialty Choice for Residency Training: A National Longitudinal Study." Journal of Graduate Medical Education 10, no. 2 (April 2018): 149-154.

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Shepherd, AM, Schnitker, SS, Leffel, GM, Oakes Mueller, RA, Curlin, FA, Yoon, JD, and Greenway, T. "Developing the Good Physician: Spirituality affects the development of virtues and moral intuitions in medical students." Journal of Positive Psychology 13, no. 2 (March 4, 2018): 143-154.

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