Medicine and religion: Wild strawberries


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© Oxford University Press, Inc. 2011. All rights reserved. This chapter uses the film Wild Strawberries (1957) to set the stage for a discussion of the engagement of religion and spirituality in medicine and health care. The film tells the story of a road journey taken by 76-year-old Professor Izak Borg (Victor Sjostrom), from Stockholm to Lund to receive an honorary degree, during which he reviews his life via a series of dreams and relationships. The film offers an opportunity to share in the life review and self-examination of a distinguished physician as the surrounding world honors him. Such accolades challenge him to scrutinize his interior sense of self more circumspectly than in the past while managing a busy career.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meador, KG

Published Date

  • May 27, 2015

Book Title

  • The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 5

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780199735365

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0075

Citation Source

  • Scopus