What’s Your Spiritual History?

When signing up with a new doctor or dentist we’re usually asked to give our medical history, but no-one asks about our spiritual history. An oversight perhaps? Times are a-changing …… explains my guest blogger today. Bob Clark is media spokesperson for Christian Science in Florida, USA.

The University of Maryland’s Medical Center website tells us that, “a growing number of studies reveal that spirituality may play a bigger role in the healing process than the medical community previously thought.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog brought this to public attention last December in a fascinating article, Informed Patient: Bringing Spirituality to Medicine. The author, Laura Landro, highlights George Washington University’s Institute for Spirituality and Health, known as GWish, which is overseeing a national project testing  spiritual assessment tools used at nine academic medical centers in California.Continue Reading