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In reply: Religion, spirituality and health

Harold G Koenig
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (8): 415-416.
Published online: 21 April 2003

In reply: Despite recent changes in Australian culture, Peach underestimates the importance of religious beliefs to older Australians likely to see physicians today.1-3 As people age and experience negative life events, such as medical illness, longitudinal studies show that they become more and more religious.4

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