Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Harold Koenig, 136 pp, paper, $14.95, ISBN 1890151890, Radnor, Pa, Templeton Foundation, 2002.
There is much I like in this book. Harold Koenig, MD, in a short and eminently readable style, outlines how important spirituality can be in treating the whole person. He gives clear definitions of religious coping, spiritual assessment, transference and counter-transference, and boundaries to care. Dr Koenig has a deep respect for a person's religiosity and a belief, buttressed by rigorous research studies, that religion is good for your health. Koenig also has a deep respect for chaplains, whom he considers "experts" in spirituality.
SpiritualitySpirituality in Patient Care. JAMA. 2002;288(12):1530-1531. doi:10.1001/jama.288.12.1530-JBK0925-3-1