Robert Klitzman, MD, author of “When Doctors Become Patients,” wants to know whether religion should be discussed more often in medicine. He throws out the query here in this post on the NYT’s Well blog.
Some doctors felt that prayer can directly alter the physical process of healing through God’s intervention. My view is that prayer and faith give vital strength and motivation that can help patients cope and continue to fight.
A New York psychiatrist, Dr. Klitzman has an interesting perspective on patients, prayer and faith. But, what make the post even more thought-provoking are the more than 100 reader comments.