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  • Religion rarely part of ICU conversation

    August 31, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study finds.

    For many patients and families, religion and spirituality are important near the end of life, and understanding...

  • Hospitals and community clergy: A match made in Heaven?

    July 2, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    I remember the life-and-death confrontation as if it happened yesterday.

    An oncologist was trying to deliver painful news to the son of a grievously ill cancer patient. 

    “Your mother is actively dying,” the physician said. “I’m not sure if there is a benefit to further...