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In the United States healthcare system, many patients practice prayer which causes healthcare providers to navigate the boundaries of patient-practitioner relationship when considering offering to pray with their patients. Practitioners should have the freedom to offer prayer to their patients because of the healing and calming properties of prayer. This study examines how patients respond when practitioners offer to pray with them, whether patients consider religion when selecting a healthcare provider, and if prayer from a provider with a religious affiliation different from their own impacts the desire for patients to accept prayer.
Kinsinger, Allison Carole, "Ministry in Medicine: Patient Perceptions of Healthcare Professionals Praying in the Workplace" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 568.