Letter to the Editor
Spirituality of Physicians
AbstractTo the Editor: We evaluated the spirituality of caretakers, mainly physicians, in regard to its effect on the care of critically ill patients, terminally ill cancer patients, and older adult patients with comorbidities involving multiorgan dysfunctions. Spiritual issues are common in patients’ final days of life. Historically, spiritual care has been present throughout many cultures.1 During the 20th century, with the advances in science and technology, spiritual care has been neglected. Modernization of medicine, however, does not significantly alleviate patient suffering related to psychological, spiritual, and social aspects.2
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