David Schenck, PhD, is Director of the Ethics Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is co-author with Larry R. Churchill of Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work (Oxford University Press, 2011,) and its sequel (with Larry R. Churchill and Joseph B. Fanning) What Patients Teach: The Everyday Ethics of Healthcare (Oxford University Press, 2013). After twenty years as a professor of philosophy and religion, Schenck served as the founding executive director of a free medical clinic, as a counselor and healthcare advocate for the homeless, and as a consultant to community-based nonprofit organizations in the Southeast. He has volunteered and worked for many hospices over the last 25 years.
Schenck has published in: Annals of Internal Medicine, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Social Medicine Reader, Society, Journal British Society Phenomenology, Phenomenology and Philosophical Research, Soundings, Journal of Religious Ethics, International Philosophical Quarterly, International Studies in Philosophy, Human Studies.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Great Teaching Work of Thomas Berry
From Minding Nature’s May 2015, Volume 8, Number 2 issue.