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How Should Clinicians Respond to Requests from Patients to Participate in Prayer?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, July 2018
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Title
How Should Clinicians Respond to Requests from Patients to Participate in Prayer?
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, July 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.621
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Abstract

Over the past 20 years, physicians have shifted from viewing a patient's request for prayer as a violation of professional boundaries to a question deserving nuanced understanding of the patient's needs and the clinician's boundaries. In this case, Mrs. C's request for prayer can reflect religious distress, anxiety about her clinical circumstances, or a desire to better connect with her physician. These different needs suggest that it is important to understand the request before responding. To do this well requires that Dr. Q not be emotionally overwhelmed by the request and that she has skill in discerning potential reasons for the request.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 33%
Researcher 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Unknown 2 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 17%
Psychology 1 17%
Unknown 2 33%