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How Spirituality Can Help Motivate Patients

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How Spirituality Can Help Motivate Patients

Recently, I was asked to give a talk on spirituality and it’s importance in healthcare.  I found myself thinking about how I have spent the last few years focusing on the “easy” fixes with my patients such as diet, sleep and exercise.  Now, I am not saying that these things are truly easy to fix.  However, when it comes to a physician addressing these topics with a patient, talking about the evidence on how certain foods can contribute to or prevent disease and giving specific recommendations based on current science, is much easier than talking to a patient about spirituality and how it can also contribute to or prevent disease.

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