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Spirituality in Medicine

The Role of Religion in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Farr A. Curlin, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL, addresses the issue of religion and spirituality in the health care setting.

References and Resources
Larimore, W., M Parker, and M Crowther. Should clinicians incorporate positive spirituality into their practices? What does the evidence say? Ann Behav Med. 2002;24(1):69-73.

D’Souza, R. The importance of spirituality in medicine and its application to clinical practice. Med J Aust. 2007;186:S57-59.

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