Medical Journal Houston - Page 6

Medical Journal - Houston Page 6 May 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Spirituality and medicine BY VICTOR S. SIERPINA, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, Director, Medical Student Education Program, WD and Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor of Integrative Medicine, Professor, Family Medicine University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor I walked away from my medical school interview with the Dean at the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of oddly peaceful and believed deep in my heart that this was my direction, my energy, my path. It was an altruism rooted in faith that had delivered me from a number of foolish adolescent transgressions and more. Whatever was to come, at least I had stated my truth on my path. However, the intersection of spirituality and medicine remains challenging. β€œReligious and spiritual beliefs and practices are important in the lives of many patients, yet medical students, residents, and physicians are often uncertain a ‰½ΥΠ()QΥ±…Ή”₯Έ!½ΥΝΡ½Έ()5•‘₯₯Ή”₯Έ€Δδάԁέ₯Ρ ‰½Ρ „Ν₯Ή­₯Ήœ…Ή)…Έ•±…Ρ•™••±₯ΉœΈA•Ι‘…Ά₯Ё݅́ΝΡ…Ή‘…ɐ)Ρ‘•Ι”…Ёё”Ρ₯΅”™½ΘΡ‘”•…Έ‘₯΅Ν•±˜)ΡΌ΅••Πέ₯Ρ ΝΡΥ‘•ΉΡ́₯ΉΡ•ΙΩ₯•έ₯Ήœ™½Θ)…‘΅₯ΝΝ₯½Έ°½ΘΑ•Ι‘…Ά½Ή±δέ₯Ρ •ΙΡ…₯Έ)ΝΡΥ‘•ΉΡΜΈ$έ…́±Υ•±•Ν́ݑ₯ έ…́ΑΙ½‰…‰±δ)‘•±Α™Υ°ΡΌ΅δ…Ήα₯•Ρ䁱•Ω•°Έ%Έ…Ήδ…Ν”°)‘ΥΙ₯Ήœ½Υȁ₯ΉΡ•ΙΩ₯•ά°‘”…Ν­•έ‘δ$έ₯Ν‘•)ΡΌ‰•½΅”„Α‘εΝ₯₯…ΈΈ$Ρ½±‘₯΄ΡΙΥΡ‘™Υ±±δ)Ρ‘…Ё½‘……±±•΅”ΡΌΡ‘”‘•…±₯Ήœ…ΙΡΜ)…́„ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Έ°…ΉΡ‘…Ё$‘½Α•ΡΌ•ΉΡ•Θ)₯ΉΡΌ΅•‘₯…°΅₯ΝΝ₯½Ή…Ιδέ½Ι¬Έ$Ι•΅•΅‰•Θ)‘₯΄Ν‘…­₯Ήœ‘₯́‘•…‘ΥΙ₯ΉœΡ‘”₯ΉΡ•ΙΩ₯•ά)έ‘₯±”Ι•Ή‘•Ι₯Ήœ‘₯́½Α₯Ή₯½ΈΡ‘…Ё‰•₯Ήœ„)‘½Ρ½Θ…Ή‘•…±₯Ήœέ₯Ρ Α…Ρ₯•ΉΡϊdΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…°)₯ΝΝՕ́…Ω”ƒŠqΡ½Ό΅Υ Α½έ•ΛŠt½Ω•ΘΡ‘•₯Θ)±₯Ω•ΜΈ!”‘₯Ή½ΠΡ‘₯Ή¬₯Ёݽձέ½Ι¬Έ …)₯‘•„°‘”Ρ‘½Υ‘ΠΈ)=Ս °ΝΌ΅Υ ™½Θ΅δ΅•‘₯…°Ν‘½½°)₯ΉΡ•ΙΩ₯•ά„%Έ™…Π°$έ…́…•ΑΡ•…Ή)Ι…‘Υ…Ρ•°±…Ν́½˜€ΔδάδΈ)Q‘”•…Έ°)‘•ΝΑ₯Ρ”‘₯́‘₯Ν…Ι••΅•ΉΠέ₯Ρ ΅δΝΡ…Ρ•)΅½Ρ₯Ω…Ρ₯½ΉΜ°…ΑΑ…Ι•ΉΡ±δ‘₯Ή½Π‘½±Ρ‘•΄)……₯ΉΝЁ΅”ΈQ‘…ЁΝ₯Ή­₯Ήœ™••±₯Ήœ°ε½ΤΉ½ά)ΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…ΉΈ±…Ρ•ό]•±°°$…ΡΥ…±±δ™•±Π()έ‘•Ρ‘•Θ°έ‘•Έ°½Θ‘½ά°ΡΌ…‘‘Ι•Ν́ΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…°)½ΘΙ•±₯₯½Ύ₯ΝΝΥ•ΜΈA‘εΝ₯₯…ΉΜ₯ΈΑΙ•Ω₯½ΥΜ)Ρ₯΅•Μέ•Ι”ΡΙ…₯Ή•ΡΌ‘₯…Ή½Ν”…ΉΡΙ•…Π)‘₯Ν•…Ν”…Ή‘…±₯ΡΡ±”½ΘΉΌΡΙ…₯Ή₯Ήœ₯Έ‘½ά)ΡΌΙ•±…Ρ”ΡΌΡ‘”ΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…°Ν₯‘”½˜Ρ‘”Α…Ρ₯•ΉΠΈ)%Έ…‘‘₯Ρ₯½Έ°ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Ή…°•Ρ‘₯ΜΙ•ΕΥ₯Ι•Μ)Α‘εΝ₯₯…ΉΜΡΌΉ½Π₯΅Α₯Ή”Ρ‘•₯ȁ‰•±₯•™Μ½Έ)Α…Ρ₯•ΉΡ́ݑΌ…Ι”Α…ΙΡ₯Υ±…Ι±δΩΥ±Ή•Ι…‰±”)έ‘•ΈΝ••­₯Ήœ‘•…±Ρ …Ι”Έ ½΅Α±₯…Ρ₯Ήœ₯Π)™ΥΙΡ‘•Θ°₯Έ½ΥȁΉ…Ρ₯½»ŠéΥ±ΡΥΙ”½˜Ι•±₯₯½ΥΜ)Α±ΥΙ…±₯Ν΄°Ρ‘•Ι”₯́„έ₯‘”Ι…Ή”½˜‰•±₯•˜)ΝεΝΡ•΅ΜΙ…Ή₯Ήœ™Ι½΄…Ρ‘•₯Ν΄°…Ή½ΝΡ₯₯Ν΄°)ΡΌ„΅εΙ₯……ΝΝ½ΙΡ΅•ΉΠ½˜Ι•±₯₯½ΉΜ…Ή)ΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…°ΑΙ…Ρ₯•ΜΈ9ΌΑ‘εΝ₯₯…Έ½Υ±)‰”•αΑ•Ρ•ΡΌΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…ΉΡ‘”‰•±₯•™Μ)…ΉΑΙ…Ρ₯•Μ½˜ΝΌ΅…Ήδ‘₯™™•Ι₯Ήœ™…₯Ρ )½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ₯•ΜΈƒŠp€‘QH5 ½Ι΅₯¬€ΘΐΔΠ€) …ΙΡ•Ν₯…Έ‘Υ…±₯Ν΄Ρ‘…ЁΝΑ₯Ι₯Ё…Ή‰½‘δ)…Ι”ΡέΌΝ•Α…Ι…Ρ”•ΉΡ₯Ρ₯•Μέ…́„‘•Ω₯³ŠeΜ)‰…ɝ…₯Έ‰•Ρέ••ΈΡ‘”½Ι…Ή₯镐‘Υɍ )…Ή•΅•Ι₯ΉœΝ₯•Ή”₯ΈΡ‘”€ΔάΐÊeΜΈQ‘”)…ΙΡ₯™₯₯…°‘₯Ω₯Ν₯½Έ½˜…ΥΡ‘½Ι₯Ρ䁍½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•ΜΡΌ)₯Ή™•Π½ΥȁΑ…Ι…‘₯΄½˜‘•…±₯ΉœΡΌΡ‘₯́‘…δ)…Ή₯΅Α•‘•Μ½Υȁͽ±Ω₯ΉœΡ‘”‘…±±•Ή•Μ)A±•…Ν”Ν•”%9QIQ%Y5% %9Α…”€ΔΨ((0