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Medicine and spirituality

Brandeis sociologist Wendy Cadge’s book, “Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine,’’ will explore how spirituality’s influence is often felt but rarely acknowledged in hospitals. Brandeis sociologist Wendy Cadge’s book, “Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine,’’ will explore how spirituality’s influence is often felt but rarely acknowledged in hospitals. (Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff)
By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / November 30, 2009

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Wendy Cadge is fascinated by the intersection of religion and medicine. The 33-year-old Brandeis University sociologist has spent years walking the halls of hospitals, interviewing physicians, nurses, and chaplains, and analyzing the offerings, often written on scraps of paper, that people tuck into hospital prayer books - she calls them snippets of the intimate conversations people have with God. Cadge’s ... (Full article: 548 words)

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