NPR

How Religion Shapes The Way People Approach Medicine

Some medical schools are finding ways to teach students about religion and how it can play a role between doctors and patients.
More than 30 states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws. (Semevent/Pixabay)

More than 30 states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws. Now, some medical schools are finding ways to teach students about religion and how it can play a role between doctors and patients.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Dr. Ray Barfield, professor of pediatrics and also a professor of Christian philosophy at Duke Divinity School, which has a program focused on theology, medicine and culture.

“As physicians, we depend on families trusting us, but understanding

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la NPR

NPR5 min citite
Nature's 'Brita Filter' Is Dying and Nobody Knows Why
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
NPR4 min citite
Scientists Find Surprising Age-Related Protein Waves In Blood
They've identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings could provide important clues about which substances in the blood can slow aging.
NPR4 min cititePolitics
President Clinton Was Impeached 21 Years Ago. Some Parallels Run Deep
From the politics to the presidents' counternarratives, there are a number of similarities between the events of December 1998 and the proceedings underway now against President Trump.