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