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Academic Medicine Podcast

Mar 6, 2023

Faith is relevant to the clinical interaction when it gives patients and clinicians a shared ground upon which to stand in the midst of chaos, and my experience … showed me that spirituality can effect healing when all else fails.

Troy B. Amen reflects on how sharing a faith with patients can sometimes provide comfort and support when they need it most.

The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the March 2023 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at