Appropriate spiritual care by physicians: A theological perspective

Pembroke, Neil Francis (2008) Appropriate spiritual care by physicians: A theological perspective. Journal of Religion and Health, 47 4: 549-559. doi:10.1007/s10943-008-9183-0

Author Pembroke, Neil Francis
Title Appropriate spiritual care by physicians: A theological perspective
Journal name Journal of Religion and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4197
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10943-008-9183-0
Open Access Status
Volume 47
Issue 4
Start page 549
End page 559
Total pages 10
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract It is argued that when spiritual care by physicians is linked to the empirical research indicating the salutary effect on health of religious beliefs and practices an unintended degradation of religion is involved. It is contended that it is much more desirable to see support for the patient’s spirituality as part of holistic care. A proposal for appropriate spiritual care by physicians is offered. © Blanton-Peale Institute 2008
Keyword Spiritual care
Pastoral theology
Medical ethics
Religion and health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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