Good article on how spirituality and religion can play into patient care.
Please also review our Spiritual Counseling Program, as well as our Pastoral Thanatology Program
The article, What role should religion and spirituality play in patient care? states,
“Religion’s influence on patient care is expressed in prayer requests, in clinician-chaplain collaborations, and through health care organizations’ religious accommodations for patients and staff.
Whether and how religion and spirituality training are critical components of students’ and clinicians’ development of cultural humility is one important set of questions explored in the July issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics® (@JournalofEthics).
Take a moment to consider this question: The night before a scheduled bypass surgery, a patient asks her surgeon to pray with her. How should the surgeon respond?
- Say yes, but only if he shares her religion.
- Say yes, even if he does not identify with her religion.
- Say no, and call the chaplain.
- Say no, but offer to remain with the patient while she prays.
- Say no, and do nothing else.
Give your answer and find responses to this question in this month’s issue, which explores religion and spirituality in health care practice.”
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Please also review our Spiritual Counseling Program