The soul of medicine. by Peteet, J. R., & D'Ambra, M. N. (Eds).In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education. The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives-Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Christian Scientist. Their thought-provoking essays provide rich insights not only into the needs of patients with various world views but also into how spirituality influences the practice of medicine. The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients'-and their own-religious beliefs.