Religious Involvement, Spirituality, and Medicine: Implications for Clinical Practice

Please read the article by Paul Mueller and colleagues. As you read, think about how your own religious or spiritual beliefs (even if these are not formalized or associated with an organized religious community) have influenced your sense of yourself, generally, and of your health and well being in particular. How have you seen religious or spiritual beliefs among patients affect their experiences of illness and their relationships with their health care providers? How can you leverage the insights in this article to providing better, more humanistic, care to your own patients.