Lupina Centre Seminar: Engaging Religious Experience in Health Care Relationships. February 11, 2pm

Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare and Ethics Graduate Seminar
Presented by Robert Mundle
Friday, 11 February 2011
Regis College, classroom C
Drawing examples from clinical relationships in rehabilitation and end-of-life care that include patient narratives, poetry, and "communicative bodies" this presentation will explore different understandings of religious experience along with the challenges of responding to religious and spiritual experience as best as possible in health care environments. Relational topics such as embodiment, empathy, alterity, and the role of the humanities in medicine will be presented for discussion.

Robert Mundle is a chaplain at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a board certified member of both the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. He is a graduate of St. Michael's College and Yale Divinity School, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in theological ethics at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. His special interests include qualitative research, narrative inquiry, and aspects of clinical phenomenology. He has written a number of articles for publication in health care journals, and has presented at international conferences on various aspects of spirituality, health care and ethics. He is a 2010-11 Fellow at the Lupina Centre.

The papers under discussion in seminar are available upon request at