AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2009, Volume 11, Number 10.

Ethics Poll

Should Church and Medicine Be Separate?

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Do you believe that prayer as you understand it can help in the recovery of people who are also receiving standard medical care for their illnesses?
How do you think end-of-life care would be affected if physicians were more attentive to the religious/spiritual aspect of patients' lives? (Check all that apply.)
How would you classify your belief system?

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of our readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.