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Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780226922119

ISBN10:
0226922111
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2013
Publisher(s):
UNIV OF CHICAGO PRESS
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Summary

While the modern science of medicine often seems nothing short of miraculous, religion still plays an important role in the past and present of many hospitals. When three-quarters of Americans believe that God can cure people who have been given little or no chance of survival by their doctors, how do today's technologically sophisticated health care organizations address spirituality and faith? Through a combination of interviews with nurses, doctors, and chaplains across the United States and close observation of their daily routines, Wendy Cadge takes readers inside major academic medical institutions to explore how today's doctors and hospitals address prayer and other forms of religion and spirituality. From chapels to intensive care units to the morgue, hospital caregivers speak directly in these pages about how religion is part of their daily work in visible and invisible ways. In Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine,Cadge shifts attention away from the ongoing controversy about whether faith and spirituality shouldplay a role in health care and back to the many ways that these powerful forces already function in healthcare today.


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