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M Balboni: Religion, Spirituality, and the Hidden Curriculum: Medical Student and Faculty Reflections

June 1, 2015

Religion, Spirituality, and the Hidden Curriculum: Medical Student and Faculty Reflections.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 May 26
Balboni, MJ., Bandini, J., Mitchell, C., Epstein-Peterson, Z.D., Amobi, A., Cahill, J., Enzinger, A.C., Peteet, J., Balboni, TA.

CONTEXT:Religion and spirituality play an important role in physicians' medical practice, but little research has examined their influence within the socialization of medical trainees and the hidden curriculum.

Kleinman: From Illness as Culture to Caregiving as Moral Experience

April 18, 2014

N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 11

From illness as culture to caregiving as moral experience.

Kleinman A.

Medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman shares his own experiences of caring for his wife in deepening and clarifying his understanding of the moral process of caregiving and explores how we can return a culture of caregiving to medical care.

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Balboni: Religious Community Spiritual Support and Associations with Medical Care at the End of Life

April 18, 2014

JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24;173(12):1109-17.

Provision of spiritual support to patients with advanced cancer by religious communities and associations with medical care at the end of life.

Balboni TA, Balboni M, Enzinger AC, Gallivan K, Paulk ME, Wright A, Steinhauser K, VanderWeele TJ, Prigerson HG.