The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice

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To what extent should spiritual information be part of a patient's medical assessment? How should physicians respond when patients refuse life-saving care on religious grounds? Should doctors pray with their patients? Questions such as these raise deeper ones about the goals of medicine and the nature of healing. In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education.The contributors to this volume approach ...

The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice 2011, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9781421402994

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