Catholic medical professionals are recommending a balance of prayer and healthy time management to maintain psychological well-being during the coronavirus pandemic, when many are alone and disconnected from loved ones. Correspondent Mark Irons tells us what doctors are advising.

Barbara Golder, M.D., J.D.

Dr. Barbara Golder, currently the Editor in Chief of Linacre Quarterly, has practiced pathology in hospitals, independent labs, private practice and as a medical examiner.  Dr. Golder also has a degree in law from Stetson College of Law, magna cum laude.  Her law practice concentrated on health care law, medical malpractice defense, administrative law and risk management.

She is the award-winning author of a series of mystery novels (the Lady Doc series)  that feature discussion of bioethical issues from a Catholic perspective.  She is currently Director of Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization for the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga, TN and blogs at Angelus News.

Dr. Golder is a graduate of the University of Arizona (BS in chemistry 1972, honors); the University of Florida (MD 1977, Honors) and Stetson College of Law (JD 1987 magna cum laude) and National Catholic Bioethics Center (certificate in bioethics, 2014,