Talking about God at the Clinic

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Talking about God at the Clinic

The July 2007 issue of BioethicsThe American Journal of Bioethics discusses the issue of spirituality in medical practice and whether this is a conflict of interest for medical practitioners. Let us know what you think.

Here is the TOC of Target Articles for this issue -

Talking about Spirituality in the Clinical Setting: Can Being Professional Require Being Personal?
by Mark G. Kuczewski
AJOB 2007; 7(7):4

Open Peer Commentary
The Challenge of Spirituality in the Clinic: Symptom of a Larger Syndrome
by Arri Eisen
AJOB 2007; 7(7):12

Religious Delusions and the Limits of Spirituality in Decision-Making
by Thomas Cochrane
AJOB 2007; 7(7):14

Ways of Being Personal and Not Being Personal about Religious Beliefs in the Clinical Setting
by Cynthia B. Cohen
AJOB 2007; 7(7):16

By Intuitions Differently Formed: How Physicians Assess and Respond to Spiritual Issues in the Clinical Encounter
by Farr A. Curlin, Chad J. Roach
AJOB 2007; 7(7):19

Spirituality: Respect but Don't Reveal
by Daniel S. Goldberg, Howard Brody
AJOB 2007; 7(7):21

What's Wrong With Deliberately Proselytizing Patients?
by Russell DiSilvestro
AJOB 2007; 7(7):22

On Being a Spiritual Care Generalist
by Mary R. Robinson, Elaine C. Meyer, Mary Martha Thiel
AJOB 2007; 7(7):24

From Technician to Professional: Integrating Spirituality into Medical Practice
by Chad F. Slieper, Lois M. Ramondetta, Katherine Wasson
AJOB 2007; 7(7):26

What Part of Spirituality Don't You Understand?
by Stuart Sprague
AJOB 2007; 7(7):28

Professionalism, Religion and Shared Decision-Making
by Mark R. Wicclair
AJOB 2007; 7(7):29

Equanimity Abandoned?
by Laurie J. Lyckholm, John Quillin
AJOB 2007; 7(7):31

Physicians' Silent Decisions: Because Patient Autonomy Does Not Always Come First
by Simon N. Whitney, Laurence B. McCullough
AJOB 2007; 7(7):33

Open Peer Commentary
Silence Is Not Always Golden in Medical Decision-Making
by John J. Paris, Michael P. Moreland
AJOB 2007; 7(7):39

Silent Decisions or Veiled Paternalism? Physicians Are Not Experts in Judging Character
by Alexander A. Kon
AJOB 2007; 7(7):40

Exploring the Nature of Physician Intent in "Silent Decisions"
by Kari Karsjens
AJOB 2007; 7(7):42

Transparency and Self-Censorship in Shared Decision-Making
by Howard Brody
AJOB 2007; 7(7):44

Silence about Screening
by Peter H. Schwartz
AJOB 2007; 7(7):46

Vince
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Spirituality is a very

Spirituality is a very ambiguous term. It is used by agnostics and even atheists. It does not imply any specific religion. It suggests a depth of character, understanding, and ethics. And more, perhaps. It is in a sense part of a serious commitment to do good in the world, including by being a good physician, teacher. and scientist.

Vince
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vdn wrote:Spirituality is a

vdn wrote:

Spirituality is a very ambiguous term. It is used by agnostics and even atheists. It does not imply any specific religion. It suggests a depth of character, understanding, and ethics. And more, perhaps. It is in a sense part of a serious commitment to do good in the world, including by being a good physician, teacher. and scientist.