Medical Careers May Influence Christians’ Sense of Faith and Health

Amy McCaig | Futurity

Christians who are comparatively well represented in the medical field, such as those who are Korean-American, understand the relationship between faith and health differently than those who are not, such as African-Americans and Latinos, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that 80 percent of black and Latino Americans interviewed in the study said they believe in the potential healing power of religious faith, while nearly two-thirds of Korean-Americans interviewed said that a religious environment mainly provides support for individuals with regard to health decisions, but made few mentions of prayer or divine healing.

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