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Can Prayer Heal (aka Does Prayer Work)


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Grade Level: Coll-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2003
Available in French: No

A three-year scientific study led by cardiologists from the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina set out to establish whether heart patients would recover more readily if they were prayed for. Twelve multifaith prayer groups from around the world took part, and this program followed the experiment from the early stages. Half the patients received spiritual as well as medical treatment. What was the outcome? Mitchell Krucoff, one of America's top heart surgeons, and his colleague Suzanne Crater, a certified nurse practitioner, are at the helm of one of the most scientifically driven and ambitious clinical studies that will examine the connection between prayer and healing.