Key Points

  • Ways to incorporate notions of spirituality into patient conversations.

  • Spirituality can aid in conversations with challenging patients.

  • Acknowledging spirituality in ourselves and our patients contributes to our sense of professional satisfaction.


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  1. Divinity schools. Many universities have Divinity Schools associated with them. Students interested in pursuing their individual religions in-depth might explore the possibility of taking courses or obtaining a dual degree.Google Scholar
  2. Chaplaincy education. Professional chaplains have advanced degrees or ordination in their respective religions. However, due to the interfaith nature of their work, they also obtain additional training in Clinical Pastoral Education Programs. For more information on these programs, Please see this web site: It is the site for the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and offers a plethora of useful information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaBaystate Medical CenterSpringfieldUSA

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