Appropriate Spiritual Care by Physicians: A Theological Perspective

Abstract

It is argued that when spiritual care by physicians is linked to the empirical research indicating the salutary effect on health of religious beliefs and practices an unintended degradation of religion is involved. It is contended that it is much more desirable to see support for the patient’s spirituality as part of holistic care. A proposal for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10943-008-9183-0

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