Is religious devotion relevant to the doctor-patient relationship?

@article{Curlin2004IsRD,
  title={Is religious devotion relevant to the doctor-patient relationship?},
  author={Farr A. Curlin and Peter P Moschovis},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={632-6}
}
As I walked toward the elevators at the end of a long call night, I saw a patient sitting on the edge of her bed, staring blankly into the hall. Like many on the oncology floor, she had lost her hair. I waved at her. She nodded. I took a few steps into her room. I introduced myself; she told me her name— Julie. I asked Julie how she was feeling. “I’m trying to make a decision,” she said, choking back emotion. She explained she was trying to decide whether to allow placement of a permanent chest… CONTINUE READING

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