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Religion And Medicine

Author : Jeff Levin
ISBN : 9780190867355
Genre : Medical
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""In Religion and Medicine, Dr. Jeff Levin, distinguished Baylor University epidemiologist, outlines the longstanding history of multifaceted interconnections between the institutions of religion and medicine. He traces the history of the encounter between these two institutions from antiquity through to the present day, highlighting a myriad of contemporary alliances between the faith-based and medical sectors. Religion and Medicine tells the story of: religious healers and religiously branded hospitals and healthcare institutions; pastoral professionals involved in medical missions, healthcare chaplaincy, and psychological counseling; congregational health promotion and disease prevention programs and global health initiatives; research studies on the impact of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices on physical and mental health, well-being, and healing; programs and centers for medical research and education within major universities and academic institutions; religiously informed bioethics and clinical decision-making; and faith-based health policy initiatives and advocacy for healthcare reform. Religion and Medicine is the first book to cover the full breadth of this subject. It documents religion-medicine alliances across religious traditions, throughout the world, and over the course of history. It summarizes a wide range of material of relevance to historians, medical professionals, pastors and theologians, bioethicists, scientists, public health educators, and policymakers. The product of decades of rigorous and focused research, Dr. Levin has produced the most comprehensive history of these developments and the finest introduction to this emerging field of scholarship.""--
Category: Medical

Spirituality Healing And Medicine

Author : David Aldridge
ISBN : 9781853025549
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Faith Spirituality And Medicine

Author : Dana E King
ISBN : 9781136386350
Genre : Medical
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Understand and make use of the connections between health and religion to improve your practice! Research points to a clear link between people's religious beliefs and practices and their health. These developments have ushered in a new era in health care, in which meaning and purpose stand alongside biology as vital factors in health outcomes. Now the gap is closing between medicine and religion, as evidenced by the more than 60 US medical school courses now being given in spirituality, religion, and medicine, including courses at major teaching centers such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Case-Western, and others. Faith, Spirituality, and Medicine: Toward the Making of the Healing Practitioner promotes the integration of spirituality into medical care by exploring the connection between patient health and traditional religious beliefs and practices. This useful guide emphasizes basic, easily understood principles that will help health professionals apply current research findings linking religion, spirituality, and health. Faith, Spirituality, and Medicine does not advocate any particular set of beliefs or evangelize as it helps you integrate spiritual care into the care of patients by showing you how to: take a patient's spiritual history correlate religious beliefs with health beliefs address the individual spiritual needs of your patients choose a course of treatment that is in agreement with the religious belief of the patient incorporate appropriate clergy into treatment plans Faith, Spirituality, and Medicine describes a biopsychosocial-spiritual model that emphasizes the need to view patients not simply as biological creatures, but as physical, psychological, social, and spiritual beings if they are to be effectively treated and healed as whole persons.
Category: Medical

Medicine Religion Spirituality

Author : Dorothea Lüddeckens
ISBN : 9783839445822
Genre : Religion
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In modern societies the functional differentiation of medicine and religion is the predominant paradigm. Contemporary therapeutic practices and concepts in healing systems, such as Transpersonal Psychology, Ayurveda, as well as Buddhist and Anthroposophic medicine, however, are shaped by medical as well as religious or spiritual elements. This book investigates configurations of the entanglement between medicine, religion, and spirituality in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. How do political and legal conditions affect these healing systems? How do they relate to religious and scientific discourses? How do therapeutic practitioners position themselves between medicine and religion, and what is their appeal for patients?
Category: Religion

Healthcare And Spirituality

Author : Stephen Kliewer
ISBN : 1857756223
Genre : Medical
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Here is a selection of multiple choice questions and care studies designed for candidates for the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG). The 90 multiple choice questions cove all major areas of the syllabus and are accompanied by extended answers to help the revision process. The case studies are ideal preparation for the other sections of the examination as well as for general revision. This book will be suitable not only for the DRCOG (and other examinations such as the MRCOG) but also for anyone wanting to update and test their understanding of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Category: Medical

Translating Spirituality And Medicine In The Healing Professions

Author : Glenda F. Hodges, Ph.d.
ISBN : 9781452005614
Genre : Health & Fitness
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When one investigates the literal landscape in search of a manual that discusses how spirituality and medicine can be translated in the ministry and medical professions, not much is found. Drs. Hodges and Betton have breached this chasm and produced a manuscript devoted to the Christian perspective of translating these two important cultural paradigms. Over the past 10 years, these authors have convened several of this nation's leaders in the spirituality and medicine disciplines, through the annual Howard University Hospital Spirituality and Medicine Seminar Series. In June of 2009, they identified 11 persons who represent both medicine and ministry (pastors/preachers and physicians) and spent an entire day discussing ways to inform the public of the outcome of their discussions. The result is this wonderful, pocket-sized manual entitled, Translating Spirituality and Medicine in the Healing Professions. It is filled with cutting-edge, bed-side tips to help the physician, academician, pastoral care counselor, community minister/pastor and lay person when they extend their care to those in need, whether these persons are hospitalized, in an extended care facility, hospice environment, or in their personal homes. The manual is divided into four, thought provoking chapters, each ending with a section devoted to translating the topic into practice. Chapter one discusses the healthcare practitioner and his/her call to the ministry. It places particular emphasis on the primacy of one over the other. Chapter two provides resources available to both the pastoral care professional and the healthcare practitioner-clergy person when tackling general health issues and end-of-life care. Examples of living wills, advance directives, and Internet resources are provided. Chapter three discusses the important topic of avoiding burnout (both healthcare professional and clergy) and Chapter four discusses the health-faith paradigm, devoting its emphasis on engaging the parishioner. A special section, thinking outside of the box is also included. It highlights daunting neighborhood issues and explains how the church employed very effective techniques to create positive change! A concluding section contains a wealth of resources that are particularly useful examples for the professional or laity when translating these two important disciplines in the healing professions. Reverend Mark J. Wade, MD, Associate Pastor, True Vine Christian Center, Fair Lawn, NJ
Category: Health & Fitness

Spirituality And Medicine

Author : Glenda F. Hodges Phd Jd MDIV
ISBN : 9781438901015
Genre : Health & Fitness
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PATRICK OLDENKAMP became an archaeologist for one reason and one reason only: to find his grandfather's two thousand year-old grave in the Majenica Indian burial ground on a hilltop north of Cambridge City, Indiana. The afternoon discovery of the skeleton wearing a pair of black plastic rimmed glasses confirms that CAREY OLDENKAMP succeeded in his attempt to go back in time. Standing in front of the hollow base of a massive sycamore, the time portal, and to the flicker of a bonfire, Patrick tells his archaeological team his grandfather's spiritual, romantic, time-travel tale of Where The Birds Go When It Rains. Eleven years before the discovery: Carey Oldenkamp calculates he has just two hours before his death. The prospect thrills him. The east wind bears down on him as it returns to claim his soul. He has spent over sixty years believing the first journey was a dream of a grieving brother desperate for a sign from his deceased sister, but the contents of his wife's cherished wooden box prove otherwise. Carey is The Messenger who has failed to carry out his assignment to deliver proof of Christ's birth to the modern world... a messenger who has denounced the very existence of God! Fate gives him only two hours to deliver the divine meaning of the sacred circle Indian mounds, or the message will be lost for eternity, entering the grave with him. This novel is based on the 1968 excavation of the Bertsch sacred circle mound near Cambridge City, Indiana. A new archaeological theory is introduced. If you have ever lost a loved one, may you find comfort through the journey of Where The Birds Go When It Rains.
Category: Health & Fitness

Spirituality And Religion Within The Culture Of Medicine

Author : Michael Balboni
ISBN : 9780190272432
Genre : Medical
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Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine provides a comprehensive evaluation of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and medicine evaluating current empirical research and academic scholarship. In Part 1, the book examines the relationship of religion, spirituality, and the practice of medicine by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the most recent empirical research of religion/spirituality within twelve distinct fields of medicine including pediatrics, psychiatry, internal medicine, surgery, palliative care, and medical ethics. Written by leading clinician researchers in their fields, contributors provide case examples and highlight best practices when engaging religion/spirituality within clinical practice. This is the first collection that assesses how the medical context interacts with patient spirituality recognizing crucial differences between contexts from obstetrics and family medicine, to nursing, to gerontology and the ICU. Recognizing the interdisciplinary aspects of spirituality, religion, and health, Part 2 of the book turns to academic scholarship outside the field of medicine to consider cultural dimensions that form clinical practice. Social-scientific, practical, and humanity fields include psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, history, philosophy, and theology. This is the first time in a single volume that readers can reflect on these multi-dimensional, complex issues with contributions from leading scholars. In Part III, the book concludes with a synthesis, identifying the best studies in the field of religion and health, ongoing weaknesses in research, and highlighting what can be confidently believed based on prior studies. The synthesis also considers relations between the empirical literature on religion and health and the theological and religious traditions, discussing places of convergence and tension, as well as remainingopen questions for further reflection and research. This book will provide trainees and clinicians with an introduction to the field of spirituality, religion, and medicine, and its multi-disciplinary approach will give researchers and scholars in the field a critical and up-to-date analysis.
Category: Medical

Evolutionary Herbalism

Author : Sajah Popham
ISBN : 9781623173142
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Weaving together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, this groundbreaking book guides herbal practitioners to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah Popham presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in Nature. Organized in five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, this work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world into a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide readers to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and Nature as a whole.
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Medicine Religion And Health

Author : Harold G. Koenig
ISBN : 9781599471419
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Terms of the debate -- Medicine in the twenty-first century -- From mind to body -- Religion and health -- Mental health -- The immune and endocrine systems -- The cardiovascular system -- Diseases related to stress and behavior -- Longevity -- Physical disability -- Clinical applications -- Final thoughts.
Category: Health & Fitness

Spirituality In Patient Care

Author : Harold G Koenig
ISBN : 9781599471167
Genre : Medical
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Koenig addresses the whys, hows, whens, and whats of patient-centered integration of spirituality into patient care, including details on the health-related sacred traditions for each major religious group. He provides health care professionals with the training necessary to screen patients sensitively and competently for spiritual needs, begin to communicate with patients about these issues, and learn when to refer patients to trained spiritual-care professionals who can competently address spiritual needs. --from publisher description.
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Spirituality And Religion Within The Culture Of Medicine

Author : John R. Peteet
ISBN : 0190272465
Genre : Medicine
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This work provides a comprehensive evaluation of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and medicine evaluating current empirical research and academic scholarship
Category: Medicine

Medicine Of The Soul

Author : Bahram Elahi
ISBN : 0845348752
Genre : Philosophy
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The Soul Of Medicine

Author : John R. Peteet
ISBN : 9781421403953
Genre : Medical
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To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients?The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.
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When Spirituality And Medicine Disconnect

Author : Glenda F. Hodges
ISBN : 9781496926098
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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When Jesus asked the lame man at the pool of Siloam if he wanted to be whole, his question embodied the entirety of God's promise. While representative of the ideal state of physical health, wholeness in minds, body and spirit is also the foundation of God's health promise. In order to fully embrace this phenomenon, it is necessary to understand its meaning. This book engages the reader in easy-to understand spiritual and medical concepts, while systematically outlining wholeness in five succinct chapters. Each chapter builds upon the succeeding one and culminates with the reader celebrating God's promise of prospering in health. This book speaks to individuals through God's word, promotes personal reflections as the truth of the word unfolds and awakens a spirit of "blessed assurance" in the validity of God promises. Read it and be blessed.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Is There A God In Health Care

Author : William F. Haynes
ISBN : 9781608997534
Genre : Religion
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In this book, a physician, well-known for praying with his patients, and an award-winning professor of theology share their insights on how religious faith can provide help in the healing process of today's health care ministry. The authors avoid rehashing analytical theories on suffering and the "miracles" of healing they may have seen, instead examining how personal faith can enhance the immune system, how a spiritual outlook can help bear the burden of suffering and grief, and how forbearance and forgiveness are crucial in maintaining a healthy attitude toward life.
Category: Religion

Hostility To Hospitality

Author : Michael J. Balboni
ISBN : 9780199325771
Genre : Medical
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Spiritual sickness troubles American medicine. Through a death-denying culture, medicine has gained enormous power-an influence it maintains by distancing itself from religion, which too often reminds us of our mortality. As a result of this separation of medicine and religion, patients facing serious illness infrequently receive adequate spiritual care, despite the large body of empirical data demonstrating its import to patient meaning-making, quality of life, and medical utilization. This secular-sacred divide also unleashes depersonalizing, social forces through the market, technology, and legal-bureaucratic powers that reduce clinicians to tiny cogs in an unstoppable machine. Hostility to Hospitality is one of the first books of its kind to explore these hostilities threatening medicine and offer a path forward for the partnership of modern medicine and spirituality. Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship including empirical studies, interviews, history and sociology, theology, and public policy, the authors argue for structural pluralism as the key to changing hostility to hospitality.
Category: Medical

A Medicine Woman Speaks

Author : Cinnamon Moon
ISBN : 1564145263
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Cinnamon Moon blends both feminine and masculine points of view as she defines Native American shamanism on a personal level and describes how the practice can provide both immediate and long-term results.
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Spirituality In Patient Care

Author : Harold Koenig
ISBN : 9781890151898
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book is intended as a guide for practicing physicians, medical students, and residents to help identify and address the spiritual needs of patients. Those who will benefit most will be physicians who wish to know how to integrate spirituality into clinical practice in an effective and sensitive manner. Other professionals, such as nurses and chaplains, may use this book as they interact with doctors, other health professionals, and hospital administrators.
Category: Health & Fitness