Case Report: Religious Reasons for Discontinuation of Immunosuppressive Medications After Renal Transplant
AbstractIt is commonly believed that religion has no influence on medication compliance. We present a case in which belief in faith healing led to discontinuation of immunosuppressive medications after renal transplantation. Conflict occurs when patients believe they are healed but experience continued illness. Religious and spiritual beliefs should be assessed pre-and post-transplant, and efforts made to encourage medication compliance.