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Comment & Response
December 26, 2017

Spiritual Care in Medicine

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
JAMA. 2017;318(24):2495-2496. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16559

To the Editor Dr VanderWeele and colleagues1 addressed spirituality and health in a Viewpoint. They highlighted a gap between current evidence and clinical practice. Almost half of physicians do not desire spiritual care training, and more than one-quarter believe spirituality is personally unimportant,2 suggesting reasons why spiritual care is sparse.