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Dr. John Patrick, M.D.:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Patrick, John

Ottawa, Ontario (ON)  
Canada (CA)
Keynote Presentations24th Annual 2011 Home Educators Conference & Book Fair (CHEACT) (2011, TX)
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Presentation Titles & Descriptions

The Necessity of Belief
The starting point is an introduction to what happened at the end of the Middle Ages when we slowly privatized our personal beliefs, without noticing that we had thereby allowed secular beliefs to dominate. We all believe that government ought to be about making society better but we rarely discuss what "ought" or "better" mean.

Can We be Good without God?
Why is No-one able to Say they are Good?
Is a Bland Multiculturalism Viable and True?
Tolerance is Good but We don’t Tolerate Everything: The Role of Legitimate Intolerance.
Changes in the Meanings of Words after the Enlightenment, especially "Fact" and "Explanation".

Medical Ethics
The fundamental questions are not new but their current incarnations are. The old approach to medical ethics was to assume everyone was primarily concerned for their patients and therefore it was not necessary to discuss ethics. With the explosion of technical skills and the growth of cultural diversity this no longer suffices. We are now being told how to behave by an elite group of bio-ethicists whose beliefs are shared by only a minority of our patients. Despite this we continue to talk about patient centered ethics!

Much More than a Baby Dies in Abortion. A Discussion of the Logical Consequences of Abortion Legislation.
A Good Death. Physician Assisted Suicide and End of Life Decisions.
Manipulating Human Society; the New Eugenic Consequences of Molecular Biology.
Autonomy, Justice, Beneficence and Non-malificence; What to do When They Clash.
Every Patient Inhabits a Story. Narrative Ethics and Medicine.

The Big Questions
In the beginning what? Why am I here? Where am I going? How do I come to terms with death, particularly my own? How do I make sense of suffering? How can I believe in justice? What can I know? What must I believe? And What ought I therefore to do, particularly in raising virtuous children?

Character and its Formation According to Jesus
Why are there no Hittites on the Streets of New York?
Knowing God - Much More than Conversion.
Why most Physicians Hate Church.
The Four Levels of Happiness.
Talks Previously listed and still Available

The Necessity of Belief (2)
Irreducible Complexity
The Myth of Moral Neutrality
The Myth of Multi-culturism
Loving Children and Loving Books: The Pillars of Education
The Culture of Death
Enlightenment Paradigms
Secularism is a Belief, Too

Medical Ethics (2)
Christian Thought in the Development of Western Science
Ramifications of the Supposed Right to Choose
Surviving Medical School with your Faith Intact
The Sanctity of Life
Meaning and Purpose in Medicine
Moral Imperatives in Medical Care
Faith, Medicine and Health Care
Why Ethics Courses do not make us Ethical and What does
What Hippocrates Knew and We have Forgotten
The Secret of Caring for your Patient is in the Caring
Limited Resources in Medicine
The Disabled and Human Dignity
The Unborn and Human Dignity
Narrative Ethics
Domino Effect of Legalising Abortion
Conscience Laws and the Christian Doctor
Technology and the Depersonalisation of the Patient

The Big Questions (2)
Mere Christian or Believer?
The Sermon on the Mount
Conversion and Virtue: Are they the same?
The Nine Questions We All have to Answer
The Dangers of Subjective Faith
The Formation of Family and Society; Deut 4-6
How Did We Get Here?
Culture and Development
Beauty and Education
The Strange Story of the Word 'Fact'
From Ockham to Dawkins: Changing Tacit Assumptions

John's Achievements
  • President and Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at Augustine College, Ottawa
  • Lectures for the Christian Medical and Dental Society in Canada and the Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Has done much research in the treatment of childhood nutritional deficiency.
  • Former Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition in the Departments of Biochemistry and Pediatrics, at the University of Ottawa for twenty years
  • M.B., B.S., M.R.C.P. degrees from the University of London
  • M.D. degree from St. George's Hospital Medical School in London
Patrick's Bio
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