Emerson Lecture: Medicine, Health, and the Suffering Soul

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 5:45pm
  • Endowed Lectureships
John Swinton, PhD


John Swinton, PhD is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland who for more than a decade worked as a registered nurse specializing in psychiatry and learning disabilities. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital and community chaplain. In 2004, he founded the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. Professor Swinton has published widely within the area of practical theology, disability theology, mental health, qualitative research and pastoral care.

The Nancy Weaver Emerson Lectureship in Medical Ethics was established in 1997 to honor Nancy Weaver Emerson whose legacy shows us that patients can be our most courageous and extraordinary partners in advancing research, treatment, education and policy.

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the 2019 Conference on Medicine & Religion.