Religion and Spirituality in Health Care Practice
72 ballots recorded

"The night before a scheduled bypass surgery, a patient asks her surgeon to pray with her. How should he respond?"
"Say yes, but only if he shares her religion. " 7% (5)
"Say yes, even if he does not identify with her religion." 58% (42)
"Say no, and call the chaplain. " 4% (3)
"Say no, but offer to remain with the patient while she prays. " 25% (18)
"Say no, and do nothing else. " 0% (0)
"A patient tells his physician that he doesn’t want pain medication after a cholecystectomy because “God wants [him] to be in pain.” Should the clinical team comply?"
"Yes, as long as the patient’s bodily integrity and health isn’t threatened. " 81% (58)
"No " 3% (2)
"Undecided " 13% (9)

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