Thursday, June 21, 2007

Physicians' Beliefs May Influence Their Perception Of The Effects Of Religion, Spirituality On Health

Physicians' observations and interpretations are strongly influenced by their religious beliefs, according to the authors. "Physicians with higher intrinsic religiosity are much more likely to (1) report that their patients bring up religion and spirituality issues, (2) believe that religion and spirituality strongly influences health and (3) interpret the influence of religion and spirituality in positive rather than negative ways."

Medical News Today, 15 Apr 2007
Big surprise!

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