Posted: May 7, 2012

Spirituality Training: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice in Medical Education

Description

Patient-provider communication on spiritual beliefs is an important factor as providers transition to person-centered care. More than half of patients think that their physicians should address their spiritual or religious beliefs during a medical visit. This poster depicts a study showing that medical students and residents have positive beliefs about spirituality communication, but do not actually discuss spirituality with their patients.



*Presented at 2012 SGEA Regional Conference

Keywords

UME, Cultural Competency, Group on Educational Affairs, GEA, Clinician, Patient-Provider Communication, Spirituality, Patient-Centered Care

Authors

Margo Villarosa, MS, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Rhonda Casillas, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Allen Pelletier, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Ronnie H. Zeidan, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Brittany Bodie, MS, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Ralph Gillies, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Amy House, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Christie Palladino, MD, MSc, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Michael Rollock, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Lara M. Stepleman, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

William Salazar, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University


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