Christian Scientists Push For Health Insurance That Covers Spiritual Care

September 27, 2010

Author: Electa Draper

Source: The Denver Post

In her mind's eye, Sue Wood still clearly sees the young man burned head to toe in a grease fire.

He had fled a hospital emergency room to seek help at Wide Horizon, a nonmedical religious nursing-care center.

"He was in tough shape," said Wood, the center's director of nursing.

The burn victim, in his early 20s, was a Christian Scientist. When ER doctors told him he faced six months of skin-graft surgeries, he turned to his religion.

His religion told him to rely on prayer for healing.