Teaching about spirituality in medical school training is lacking. Spirituality is a dimension of humanity that can put experiences of health and illness into a meaningful context. Medical students might benefit from understanding how spirituality is an important element in learning to care for patients. Spirituality also provides a context for medical students to explore their own motivations for doctoring. This article describes a longitudinal senior elective course at the end of their medical school training to delve into matters of religion/spirituality surrounding patient care. The authors pose their own perspectives on what both students and faculty gained from the experience.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Religion and Health|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2013|
- Medical education
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies