I thought it was interesting--and somewhat bold--for the Southern Medical Journal to devote its December issue's continuing medical education section to spirituality in health care. (See article about it in Theology News.)
This is the first time that a major mainstream medical journal has devoted an entire issue to religion, spirituality and medicine, said [Dr. Harold Koenig, a contributor to the journal s special issue and editor-in-chief of Science & Theology News].
It sends the message that this is an important area that doctors can no longer ignore. That message is critical at this particular time in the growth of this field.