Religion, spirituality and health

Hedley G Peach
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05271.x
Published online: 21 April 2003

To the Editor: Koenig's rebuttal of some of the conclusions I drew in my recent article was perhaps more vigorous than can be justified given recent changes in Australian culture and the paucity of practice-oriented research.1,2


  • 1. Koenig HG. Religion, spirituality and health: an American physician's response [editorial]. Med J Aust 2003; 178: 51-52. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Peach HG. Religion, spirituality and health: how should Australia's medical professionals respond? Med J Aust 2003; 178: 86-88. <MJA full text>
  • 3. Carey LB. The role of hospital chaplains: a research overview. Ministry, Society and Theology 1995; 9: 41-53.
  • 4. Strang S, Strang P. Spiritual thoughts, coping and 'sense of coherence' in brain tumour patients and their spouses. Palliat Med 2001; 15: 127-134.
  • 5. Sherlock C. From 'mate upstairs' to 'spirituality sponsor': God images in Australian theology. Sydney: St Paul's Publications, 1999; 42-63.


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