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VanderWeele: Association of Religious Service Attendance With Mortality Among Women

May 17, 2016

Association of Religious Service Attendance With Mortality Among Women

JAMA Intern Med.  2016 Mar 16  doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1615

Li S, Stampfer M, Williams D, VanderWeele T

IMPORTANCE:

Studies on the association between attendance at religious services and mortality often have been limited by inadequate methods for reverse causation, inability to assess effects over time, and limited information on mediators and cause-specific mortality.

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LeBaron: How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education

May 6, 2016

How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr 4; 51(4):673-81

Lebaron VT, Smith PT, Quiñones R, Nibecker C, Sanders JJ, Timms R, Shields AE, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ

Bandini: Student and Faculty Reflections of the Hidden Curriculum: How Does the Hidden Curriculum Shape Students' Medical Training and Professionalization?

December 23, 2015

Student and Faculty Reflections of the Hidden Curriculum: How Does the Hidden Curriculum Shape Students' Medical Training and Professionalization?

Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Nov 12
Bandini J, Mitchell C, Epstein-Peterson ZD, Amobi A, Cahill J, Peteet J, Balboni T, Balboni MJ.

LeBaron: Clergy Views on a Good Versus a Poor Death: Ministry to the Terminally Ill

December 23, 2015

Clergy Views on a Good Versus a Poor Death: Ministry to the Terminally Ill

J Palliat Med. 2015 Dec;18(12):1000-7

BACKGROUND:

Clergy are often important sources of guidance for patients and family members making medical decisions at the end-of-life (EOL). Previous research revealed spiritual support by religious communities led to more aggressive care at the EOL, particularly among minority patients. Understanding this phenomenon is important to help address disparities in EOL care.

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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.