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Volume: 110, January 2017

Commentary on “Integrating Spirituality into Outpatient Practice in the Adventist Health System”

John R. Peteet, MD

Abstract: Most research correlates religion with health outcomes positively, and there is growing interest in integrating spirituality into medical practice, particularly in the areas of oncology1 and mental health.2 The question of how to integrate spirituality with medical care...
Volume: 110, January 2017

Integrating Spirituality Into Outpatient Practice in the Adventist Health System

Harold G. Koenig, MD, Kathleen Perno, RN, CLC, Ted Hamilton, MD

Abstract: Objectives: We examined Adventist Health System (AHS)–affiliated providers and staff regarding controversial spiritual practices such as praying led by a practitioner, sharing of personal religious beliefs, and encouraging patients’ religious beliefs for health...
Volume: 110, January 2017

Commentary on “Differences in Routine Laboratory Ordering Between a Teaching Service and a Hospitalist Service at a Single Academic Medical Center”

Gurprataap S. Sandhu, MD

Abstract: Diagnostic blood loss is known to have a significant effect on the occurrence of hospital-acquired anemia (HAA).1 Furthermore, HAA is common and is associated with increased mortality and resource utilization.2 In this issue of the Southern Medial Journal, Ellenbogen and...
Volume: 110, January 2017

Commentary on “Reasons for Chemotherapy Refusal or Acceptance in Older Adults with Cancer”

Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW

Abstract: Much attention is placed on documenting and, one hopes, obtaining, informed decisions in medical settings. We answer questions and sign forms requesting permission for things as varied as sharing personal health information, receiving annual flu shots, and undergoing...
Volume: 110, January 2017

A Review of Tenure for Black, Latino, and Native American Faculty in Academic Medicine

Zedeena E. Fisher, MS, José E. Rodríguez, MD, Kendall M. Campbell, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Tenure policies in US medical schools have been under scrutiny for decades while black/African American, Latino, and Native American faculty continue to be underrepresented in medicine. As medical institutions seek to improve diversity, tenure continues to be a...