Is God good for your health? The role of spirituality in medical care.


Journal Article

Many studies have found that religious belief and practice have a positive effect on physical and mental health, although the topic needs more research. As religious beliefs may affect both health and health-promoting behavior, physicians should try to understand their patients' beliefs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Larson, DB; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 80 - 84

PubMed ID

  • 10680272

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10680272

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-1150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3949/ccjm.67.2.80


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States