Religious and Spiritual Beliefs of Physicians

@article{Robinson2017ReligiousAS,
  title={Religious and Spiritual Beliefs of Physicians},
  author={Kristin A. Robinson and Meng-Ru Cheng and Patrick D. Hansen and Richard J. Gray},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2017},
  volume={56},
  pages={205-225}
}
The aim of this study is to describe religious and spiritual beliefs of physicians and examine their influence on the decision to pursue medicine and daily medical practice. An anonymous survey was e-mailed to physicians at a large, multidisciplinary tertiary referral center with satellite clinics. Data were collected from January 2014 through February 2014. There were 2097 respondents (69.1 % men), and number of practicing years ranged from ≤1 to ≥30. Primary care physicians or medical… 

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