An assessment of US physicians' training in religion, spirituality, and medicine.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined US physicians' training in religion and medicine and its association with addressing religious and spiritual issues in clinical encounters. Reports of receiving training were higher for highly spiritual physicians, psychiatrists, and physicians with high numbers of critically ill patients. Discussing religion or spirituality with patients was associated with having received training through a book or CME literature or during Grand Rounds, through one's religious tradition and from other unspecified sources but not with having received such training in medical school.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rasinski, KA; Kalad, YG; Yoon, JD; Curlin, FA

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 944 - 945

PubMed ID

  • 22022906

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-187X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/0142159X.2011.588976


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England