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Child Care Health Dev. 2012 May;38(3):316-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01284.x. Epub 2011 Jul 19.

Faith healing in paediatrics: what do we know about its relevance to clinical practice?

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  • 1Community Child Health Department, Bath NHS House, Newbridge Hill, Bath, UK.


There is widespread use of complementary or alternative medicine among adults and children. Families may use faith healing alongside conventional medicine or as an alternative. In their clinical practice, professionals should be aware of this and need to consider asking patients and their families about complementary or alternative medicine use, including faith healing.

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