On August 31, at 6 pm, the Social Program Depression Is Cure (DTC), Escola Paulista de Medicina, the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Moorea Hospital will hold a lecture entitled “How to overcome depression? Faith and science against the evil of the century”, aimed at professionals and students in the field of health.
The ceremony will be attended by Dr. Jair de Jesus Mari, Senior Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Postgraduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Psychiatry at Univesp University, Dr. Fulvio Alexander Skorza, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Deputy Director of EPM, and Dr. Eunice Higuchi, Pediatrics and Residency at School of Medicine – University of the South Pacific, Graduate School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo and Coordinator of Rede Moriah.
A survey conducted by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Vucruz) indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the lives of 95% of doctors and nurses in Brazil. Nearly half of the people interviewed admitted that they experience burnout during the health crisis, work more than 40 hours a week, and 14% of the workforce working on the front lines is at the point of burnout.
According to the lecture organizers, there are scientific studies that recognize the benefits of expressing faith and science in the treatment and treatment of physical, mental and emotional ailments. For Tim Dallman, Researcher and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina (USA), “Some of the projections envisioned a vision of health that would be more comprehensive than our current understanding, with a global perspective that puts spiritual factors alongside physical, psychological, and social causes.”
Jefferson Garcia, who is responsible for DTC in Brazil, explains that volunteers in the social program work tirelessly to provide emotional support. He says, “I learned that intelligent faith recognizes the role of medicine, and intelligent medicine recognizes the role of faith.”
DTC is one of the social programs maintained by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
The important thing, Dr. Higuchi cautions, is a diagnosis of depression, which is primarily clinical. “In the lecture, I will talk about how to deal with and deal with depressed people. And about the importance of believing in this treatment that is not always taken into account.”
The event will take place in the UNIFESP hall, which will hold only 40 people from the audience, in accordance with health protocols.
Organizers expect the debate to be accompanied, remotely, by about 500 people.
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