Spirituality and Medicine: A Surprising Pairing

Andrea Goto, ‘Spirituality and Medicine: A Surprising Pairing’, https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/970619, Medscape (March 21, 2022)

A 2021 study found that medical students who consider themselves to be active participants of their religion — regardless of the faith they practice — may be at lower risk of developing burnout. And according to a review of studies on spirituality and medicine, “religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills and health-related quality of life (even during terminal illness) and less anxiety, depression, and suicide.” (…) With more and more empirical research confirming what many people of faith have long experienced anecdotally, it’s clearly worthy of conversation and further investigation.