Holy transgressions: breaching the wall between public religion and patient care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The stories in this collection can be described as stories of transgression. The writers have learned that public expressions of religious faith or reasoning are to be kept separate from the practices of caring for patients. Mixing the two is dangerous. Yet, as the stories indicate, many health practitioners cannot help themselves: their religion comes through, shaping their encounters with patients in all manner of ways. Religion comes through not as a distraction from medicine but as integral to their efforts to care well for their patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Curlin, FA

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 221 - 226

PubMed ID

  • 25482000

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2157-1740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/nib.2014.0061


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States