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

Wolenberg, Kelly M., John D. Yoon, Kenneth A. Rasinski, and Farr A. Curlin. “Religion and United States physicians' opinions and self-predicted practices concerning artificial nutrition and hydration.” J Relig Health 52, no. 4 (December 2013): 1051–65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-013-9740-z.

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23754580
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Padela, Aasim I., and Farr A. Curlin. “Religion and disparities: considering the influences of Islam on the health of American Muslims.” J Relig Health 52, no. 4 (December 2013): 1333–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-012-9620-y.

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22653653
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Chung, G. S., K. A. Rasinski, and F. A. Curlin. “PHYSICIANS' OPINIONS ABOUT WITHDRAWING VS. WITHHOLDING LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT AT THE END OF LIFE: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONAL PHYSICIAN SURVEY.” Gerontologist 53 (November 1, 2013): 502–502.

Scholars@Duke

Antiel, Ryan M., Farr A. Curlin, Katherine M. James, and Jon C. Tilburt. “The moral psychology of rationing among physicians: the role of harm and fairness intuitions in physician objections to cost-effectiveness and cost-containment.” Philos Ethics Humanit Med 8 (September 8, 2013): 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/1747-5341-8-13.

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24010636
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Putman, Michael S., John D. Yoon, Kenneth A. Rasinski, and Farr A. Curlin. “Intentional sedation to unconsciousness at the end of life: findings from a national physician survey.” J Pain Symptom Manage 46, no. 3 (September 2013): 326–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.09.007.

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23219679
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Lawrence, Ryan E., Kenneth A. Rasinski, John D. Yoon, and Farr A. Curlin. “Religion and anxiety treatments in primary care patients.” Anxiety Stress Coping 26, no. 5 (September 2013): 526–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2012.752461.

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Combs, Michael P., Kenneth A. Rasinski, John D. Yoon, and Farr A. Curlin. “Substituted judgment in principle and practice: a national physician survey.” Mayo Clin Proc 88, no. 7 (July 2013): 666–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.05.013.

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23809317
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Sheppe, Alexander H., Roscoe F. Nicholson, Kenneth A. Rasinski, John D. Yoon, and Farr A. Curlin. “Providing guidance to patients: physicians' views about the relative responsibilities of doctors and religious communities.” South Med J 106, no. 7 (July 2013): 399–406. https://doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31829ba64f.

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23820319
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Lawrence, Ryan E., Kenneth A. Rasinski, John D. Yoon, and Farr A. Curlin. “Physicians' Beliefs about the nature of addiction: a survey of primary care physicians and psychiatrists.” Am J Addict 22, no. 3 (May 2013): 255–60. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.00332.x.

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23617868
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