Placebo or Prayer?

… is there a difference?
For our April 2011 session of ideaExchange, we assembled a panel to offer perspectives on the intersection of faith and medicine in health and healing. Picking up on the work of Herbert Benson in his book, Timeless Healing, the Power and Biology of Belief, this session included contributions from Dr. Pierre Plourde, Dr. Donald Dyck and spiritual care provider Helen Mikolajewski. All three of our contributors are active members of saint benedict’s table, and bring a wealth of experience in the field of health care.
The session also sparked some real interest in Benson’s book, leading Ian Mowat to offer up a review piece also available on this site.
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