Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/603717
Title:
The Historical Background of Christianity in Medicine
Authors:
Nasworthy, Wommack Mandy
Abstract:
Trained in an era when spirituality and religion did not have a role in caring for the ill, many physicians today do not address the spiritual components of healing when addressing their patients. It has been shown that many patients desire to discuss religious and spiritual issues with their doctor, and taking the time to talk about religion or the spirit promotes confidence in the physician by the patient. Many patients want to understand their disease in the framework of their religion, and empirical medicine alone simply is not equipped to handle the kinds of questions that this brings up. The dichotomy that exists today between religion and medicine was not always present. People who sought healing wanted a cure for both the body and the soul, and healers of the past were religiously affiliated. In a country where 72% of the population identifies itself as Christian, it is beneficial for physicians who intend to practice in the U.S. to learn about the roots of medicine and Christianity. To better understand the history of medicine and Christianity is to build a foundation for understanding the perspective of many patients in America today. [Introduction]
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/603717
Type:
Other
Language:
en_US
Description:
Poster presented at the 2016 Health Sciences Education Day
Appears in Collections:
2016 Health Sciences Education Day

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNasworthy, Wommack Mandyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-27T17:48:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-27T17:48:03Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/603717en
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 2016 Health Sciences Education Dayen
dc.description.abstractTrained in an era when spirituality and religion did not have a role in caring for the ill, many physicians today do not address the spiritual components of healing when addressing their patients. It has been shown that many patients desire to discuss religious and spiritual issues with their doctor, and taking the time to talk about religion or the spirit promotes confidence in the physician by the patient. Many patients want to understand their disease in the framework of their religion, and empirical medicine alone simply is not equipped to handle the kinds of questions that this brings up. The dichotomy that exists today between religion and medicine was not always present. People who sought healing wanted a cure for both the body and the soul, and healers of the past were religiously affiliated. In a country where 72% of the population identifies itself as Christian, it is beneficial for physicians who intend to practice in the U.S. to learn about the roots of medicine and Christianity. To better understand the history of medicine and Christianity is to build a foundation for understanding the perspective of many patients in America today. [Introduction]en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectmedicineen
dc.subjecthistoryen
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjecthealingen
dc.titleThe Historical Background of Christianity in Medicineen_US
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Pediatricsen
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