Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project
Religious Awareness Training for Medical Students: Effect on Clinical Interpersonal Behavior
AbstractWe conducted a pilot study to examine the effect of religious-awareness training on medical students’ “bedside manners.” Research has documented physician avoidance of religious inquiry due to discomfort and lack of training.1–3 Other research suggests that medical students exposed to religion in medicine display more empathy and positive attitudes toward religion in the clinic.4 Our study was an interface of these lines of research using an experimental design.
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