God’s place in clinical practice

Most patients are keen to discuss religion and spirituality with their doctor but this conversation occurs less frequently than many would like, an Australian study shows.

The review of 54 studies involving 12,300 patients reveals a mismatch in perception between patients and doctors.

It also shows a gap in the way doctors tackle this type of conversation.

However, the researchers note that patient preferences are not straightforward. “It remains confusing when and when not to initiate