Although we think that understanding how religious beliefs and practices interface with health care is critical for good patient care, we know that a whole lot of people still don’t get it. As I’m rounding up the news for the week, the health care-related section usually gets short shrift.
Not this week! From the wonderful (hospitals making moves to become more welcoming to patients of other faiths) to the unexpected (yoga: tool of the devil?), religion and healthcare were all over the headlines this week. I know some of you are going to have strong opinions on some of these stories – don’t hold back! Headlines after the jump.