The following is a proposal developed by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Religiom, Spirituality, and Psychiatry, and was approved by the WPA Executive Committee on September 2015. In this position statement, the WPA recognizes the importance of considering a patients’ religion/spiritual and philosophical orientation in research and practice. The WPA also acknowledges the need to re-train psychiatrists.
Implications for AI
This position statement is important because it institutionalizes the post-materialist paradigm in science. It shows us that changing scientific mindsets is possible, if only scientists would look at the results and be open to explanations that are beyond the material.
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