Dinner Served from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presentation from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dr. Peter Graper is a Canadian-born cardiac surgeon who has practiced in Sarasota since 1989. A member of Church of the Palms, he is the husband of a Stephen Ministry leader and Deacon, Rhonda Graper, and the father of six children. Dr. Graper has an interest in a holistic approach to health within the context of the traditional practice of medicine, and its interface with the Judeo-Christian-Muslim traditions. He is particularly focused on embracing the concepts of Mind, Body, Spirit as foundational to medical decision-making. He believes that a focus on Spirituality in Health has application to the individual patient, but is grounded in the nurturing and support of the congregation/community. This becomes particularly evident in our approach to the management of chronic illness, and end-of-life decision-making. Conceptualizing patient care in this context can create conflicts with the mainstream ‘science-based’ model of medical practice.
|Event Date||Oct 17, 2018 • 5:30 pm|