Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website.
Positive faith provides peace of mind. Researcher David Rosmarin, Ph.D., a specialist in religious and spiritual issues, conducted studies of Christians and Jews and concluded that individuals who believe in a benevolent god tend to worry less and to be more comfortable with uncertainty. In an interview with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D., Dr. Rosmarin argues that mental health professionals too often under-value the importance of spirituality and religious faith when working with their patients. Dr. Rosmarin is a researcher at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.
Book: Healers. This holiday week we replay interviews with David Schenck, Ph.D., and Larry Churchill, Ph.D., co-authors of Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work. For the book, Schenck and Churchill interviewed more than 50 medical practitioners who’ve been identified by their peers as some of the best in their profession. Both men are on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.