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Invisible Forces and Powerful Beliefs: Gravity, Gods, and Minds by The Chicago Social Brain Network

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15. Social brain, spiritual medicine?*

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* The lead author is Farr A. Curlin, M.D., a hospice and palliative care physician, researcher, and medical ethicist at the University of Chicago. His empirical research charts the influence of physicians’ moral traditions and commitments, both religious and secular, on physicians’ clinical practices. As an ethicist, he addresses questions regarding whether and in what ways physicians’ religious commitments ought to shape their clinical practices in our plural democracy. Curlin and colleagues have authored numerous manuscripts published in the medicine and bioethics literatures, including a New England Journal ...

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