Surgeons and the Spirit

Spring 2001 -- an interdisciplinary team of researchers from DeSales University designed a pilot study to assess the possible relationship between a surgeon's religiosity and his/her clinical practice.

Fall 2001 -- researchers gathered and analyzed data from the study among surgeons in the Eastern Pennsylvania Health Network

Fall 2002 -- the final report on the study is completed, submitted to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, and accepted for publication

Summer 2003 -- due to repeated editorial delays, the study is withdrawn from the B.A.C.S. and submitted for publication to the Journal on Religion and Health

Fall 2003 -- the study is accepted for publication in the Journal on Religion and Health 

Spring 2005 -- the study is published in the Journal of Religion and Health, volume 44, number 1, pages 67-80.

Summer/Fall 2005 -- following publication of the pilot study, the team may expand the research project to a national level