Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
In recent years there has been a remarkable upsurge of enthusiasm for
scientifically studying the empirical relationship between spirituality and
health. This project has suffered from a lack of conscientious scrutiny, perhaps
because an adequate book-length treatment would require both theological literacy
and clinical understanding. Heal Thyself, written
by Joel Shuman (a theologian with training in physical therapy) and Keith
Meador (a psychiatrist with training in theology), is a welcome contribution
that aims to fill that void.
Tsai AC. Spirituality and MedicineSpirituality and Medicine. JAMA. 2003;290(22):3008. doi:10.1001/jama.290.22.3008-a