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Well-Being: The Relationship Between Religion and Faith (Dr. David Larson) (1998)
Dr. David Larson, director for the National Institute for Health Care Research and a nationally recognized leader in the area of mind/body medicine research, recognizes that religion and faith are an integral part of the healing process. Faith can be loosely referred to here as spirituality, and religion as a widely structured form of practicing spirituality. Severe illnesses, deaths, and crises are often catalysts for people to look deeper into a relationship with faith or religion. Dr. Larson speaks to what part physicians and psychotherapists play in relating to each patient's deeply meaningful beliefs and practices with regards to their healing.