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How Religion Shapes The Way People Approach Medicine

Some medical schools are finding ways to teach students about religion and how it can play a role between doctors and patients.
More than 30 states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws. (Semevent/Pixabay)

More than 30 states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws. Now, some medical schools are finding ways to teach students about religion and how it can play a role between doctors and patients.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Dr. Ray Barfield, professor of pediatrics and also a professor of Christian philosophy at Duke Divinity School, which has a program focused on theology, medicine and culture.

“As physicians, we depend on families trusting us, but understanding

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