Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project

Selected Annotated Bibliography

Authors: Conrad C. Daily, MTh


A substantial number of patients desire spiritual interaction with their physician, but the desire is for a limited intensity in that interaction.

The Religion and Spirituality in the Medical Encounter Study (RESPECT) was conducted at 6 academic medical centers in 3 states (NC, FL, VT) and involved 456 patients. Results may have been skewed by several factors, including: a limited geographic spread, a largely Protestant population (n = 267, 56%), and the use of hypothetical questions.

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1. MacLean CD, Susi B, Phifer N, et al. Patient preference for physician discussion and practice of spirituality. J Gen Int Med 2003; 18(1):38–43 View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef