Differences in physician communication when patients ask versus tell about religion/spirituality: a pilot study.

@article{Ledford2015DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in physician communication when patients ask versus tell about religion/spirituality: a pilot study.},
  author={Christy J. W. Ledford and Mollie Rose Canzona and Dean A Seehusen and Lauren A Cafferty and Monica E Schmidt and Joseph C Huang and Melinda Morris Villagran},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={138-42}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Research suggests that physicians should pursue spiritual issues and that patients desire to discuss religion/spirituality (R/S) in medical encounters. This study explored the differences in physician communication in response to patient inquiry or disclosure of R/S and hypothesizes that physician communication will differ when patients disclose R/S as contrasted to inquire about R/S. METHODS Family physicians and family medicine resident physicians were recruited… CONTINUE READING