Farr A Curlin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Humanities
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
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, The University of Chicago, 2001 - 2004
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago, 1998 - 2001
  • M.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1998

Publications

Michael Leffel, G., Ross A. Oakes Mueller, Sandra A. Ham, Farr A. Curlin, and John D. Yoon. “Project on the Good Physician: A Proposal for a Moral Intuitionist Model of Virtuous Caring.” Teach Learn Med 29, no. 1 (January 2017): 75–84. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2016.1205497.

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Antiel, Ryan M., Alan W. Flake, Mark P. Johnson, Nahla Khalek, Natalie E. Rintoul, John D. Lantos, Farr A. Curlin, Jon C. Tilburt, and Chris Feudtner. “Specialty-Based Variation in Applying Maternal-Fetal Surgery Trial Evidence.” Fetal Diagn Ther 42, no. 3 (2017): 210–17. https://doi.org/10.1159/000455024.

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28301843
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Chung, Grace S., John D. Yoon, Kenneth A. Rasinski, and Farr A. Curlin. “US Physicians' Opinions about Distinctions between Withdrawing and Withholding Life-Sustaining Treatment.” J Relig Health 55, no. 5 (October 2016): 1596–1606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-015-0171-x.

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26725047
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Chung, G. S., M. J. Diaz, V. Arora, D. O. Meltzer, and F. A. Curlin. “Changes in health status and frequency of attending religious services among medical inpatients with repeat admissions.” Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging 28, no. 4 (October 1, 2016): 349–58. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2016.1158139.

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Hvidt, N. C., A. K. Kørup, F. A. Curlin, K. Baumann, E. Frick, J. Søndergaard, J. B. Nielsen, et al. “The NERSH international collaboration on values, spirituality and religion in medicine: Development of questionnaire, description of data pool, and overview of pool publications.” Religions 7, no. 8 (August 23, 2016). https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7080107.

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Padela, A. I., H. Adam, M. Ahmad, Z. Hosseinian, and F. Curlin. “Religious identity and workplace discrimination: A national survey of American Muslim physicians.” Ajob Empirical Bioethics 7, no. 3 (July 2, 2016): 149–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/23294515.2015.1111271.

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Hodges, Laura E., Hyo Jung Tak, Farr A. Curlin, and John D. Yoon. “Whistle-blowing in Medical School: A National Survey on Peer Accountability and Professional Misconduct in Medical Students.” Acad Psychiatry 40, no. 3 (June 2016): 530–33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-015-0405-y.

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26319785
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Ayeh, Derek D., Hyo Jung Tak, John D. Yoon, and Farr A. Curlin. “U.S. Physicians' Opinions About Accommodating Religiously Based Requests for Continued Life-Sustaining Treatment.” J Pain Symptom Manage 51, no. 6 (June 2016): 971–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.12.337.

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27039013
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Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, George Fitchett, Katherine Leung, Gregory Volturo, Edwin Boudreaux, Sybil Crawford, Ira Ockene, and Farr Curlin. “An exploration of the role of religion/spirituality in the promotion of physicians' wellbeing in Emergency Medicine.” Prev Med Rep 3 (June 2016): 189–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.01.009.

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27419014
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