“Doctor, Will You Pray With Me?”
By David Doolittle

Sprituality CMEThere’s no procedure code for spirituality discussions between patient and physician. Yet spirituality is an important part of many patients’ lives, and often is a valuable way for them to cope with disease.

The Texas Medical Association’s CME course, Spirituality and Medicine, explores the principles and ethics of integrating spirituality into your practice for the benefit of you and your patients.

What are the boundaries and barriers for such discussions? How do you talk to patients’ whose religious beliefs impede their healing? How do you identify people who prefer to keep religion out the exam room? Where do your own beliefs fall into these discussions?

Spirituality and Medicine is a thought-provoking course about this sensitive topic, with case studies and strategies, including meditation. 

It is available now as a downloadable PDF in the TMA Education Center. Be sure to take advantage of TMA’s January CME sale, in which all courses are 20 percent off through the end of the month.

Last Updated On

January 24, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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