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Focus on Spiritual Health Could Benefit Patients, Doctors

In a JAMA Viewpoint article, Harvard Chan School’s Tyler VanderWeele, professor of epidemiology, Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, and co-author Tracy Balboni of Dana Farber Cancer Institute outlined recent research suggesting a broad protective relationship between religious participation and population health as well as the value of spiritual approaches to medical care, particular at the end of patients’ lives.

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