Just another drug? A philosophical assessment of randomised controlled studies on intercessory prayer.

@article{Turner2006JustAD,
  title={Just another drug? A philosophical assessment of randomised controlled studies on intercessory prayer.},
  author={David D. Turner},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={
          487-90
        }
}
The empirical results from recent randomised controlled studies on remote, intercessory prayer remain mixed. Several studies have, however, appeared in prestigious medical journals, and it is believed by many researchers, including apparent sceptics, that it makes sense to study intercessory prayer as if it were just another experimental drug treatment. This assumption is challenged by (1) discussing problems posed by the need to obtain the informed consent of patients participating in the… CONTINUE READING
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