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dc.creatorGhadirian, A-Missaghen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:14:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:14:54Zen
dc.date.created2008-06en
dc.date.issued2008-06en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine and Law: The World Association for Medical Law 2008 June; 27(2): 229-239en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Is+spirituality+relevant+to+the+practice+of+medicine?&title=Medicine+and+Law:+The+World+Association+for+Medical+Law+&volume=27&issue=2&date=2008-06&au=Ghadirian,+A-Missaghen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/956971en
dc.description.abstractThe interrelationship between spirituality and medical science has been looked upon with suspicion for centuries. While in ancient societies medicine and religion were intertwined, in the West separation between these two since the Middle Ages has created a wall of mistrust which undermined the relationship. During the last two decades, however, there has been an upsurge of interest in the role of spirituality in medical practice in North American universities. There are a number of reasons for this development. They include an increasing number of patients particularly those with life threatening or chronic diseases who expect their spiritual concerns to be acknowledged and addressed. Furthermore, the unprecedented increase in medical technology has diminished the need for medical practitioners to provide compassionate care and has raised the awareness of physicians of the danger of dehumanization of medical institutions. Consequently, medical education programmes in a growing number of medical schools have begun to implement courses encouraging the integration of spirituality and medicine.en
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dc.subjectDehumanizationen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedical Educationen
dc.subjectMedical Schoolsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectSchoolsen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectSpiritualityen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.subjectUniversitiesen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.titleIs Spirituality Relevant to the Practice of Medicine?en
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