Physicians who are more religious are slightly less likely to practice medicine among the underserved than physicians with no religious affiliation.
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Spirituality and Healing
In a bold move to establish a clear link between nursing care and faith integration, Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies starts new nursing program.
Cardinal of Edinburgh Keith O'Brien speaking on abortion, describes the claims and assurances made at the time of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act were no more than a "pack of lies" which amounted to "lies and misinformation masquerading as compassion and truth".
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice released new ethical guidelines entitled "In Good Conscience: Guidelines for the Ethical Provision of Health Care in a Pluralistic Society," seek to strike a balance between the beliefs and rights of providers and the beliefs and rights of patients.
More than half of physicians believe that religion and spirituality have a significant influence on patients' health
Many physicians feel no obligation to tell patients about legal but morally controversial medical treatments.
A psychological technique based on Buddhist philosophy and practice may provide a solution for women who struggle with binge eating and bulimia.
Belief in God and affiliation with a religious faith is deeply rooted in America, but views of God vary widely.
Here is the Vatican's English-language text of Pope Benedict XVI's remarks in French to Vatican and Muslim leaders at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo Sept. 25.
Churches can be wonderful resources to educate people about health issues and religious shepherds need to keep better watch over their flocks and add activities to keep from fattening them up.
Provides a clear identity marker at a life course transitional time, and it provides culturally legitimate space for young women who are formulating new Muslim American identities and lives.
'Sixth Americans' may improve race relations and bring healing through spirituality in multiracial congregations.
Perceptions of social support and hope help heart surgery patients recover and heal.
Social relationships that tend to thrive in church settings can have a positive affect on an older person's longevity.
The "Da Vinci Code" targets the traditional Christian Spirituality and pushes us to take a stand choosing between the true and fals spirituality.
Faith communities: Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh are creating valuable bridges and links across society, but they could do more if internal and external obstacles to development were overcome.
University of Western Sydney researchers would like to hear the pastoral care experiences of the elderly, their families and the people who are delivering the service to the community.
Comparing the associations between faith and health, a physician has shown the improvements in life expectancy of those who attend religious services on a weekly basis.
Faith and the use of prayer and religion to manage stress may provide health benefits for cancer survivors.
Practitioners of modern medicine often focus on the diagnosis and management of an illness rather than taking a holistic view of a patient's body, mind and spirit. When illnesses are minor, the outcomes are usually good. However, a patient with a life-threatening illness can experience a life crisis that requires physicians to be expert in both medical science and the care of the patient's psyche and spirit. For a person to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and survive, requires a sense of hope and the will to live. These arise from the human soul, a mysterious part of our being. Another mystery is that patients who are prayed for have better illness outcomes than those not prayed for, whether or not they know of the prayers. For some patients, healing and recovery are spiritual.
About 30 percent don't keep New Year's Resolution into February. New program provides a Biblical plan for making New Year's resolutions that last.
"It is the magic of a touch, the power of a hug... that make life joyful." This is a portion of my essay in high school. My teacher loved it. She even thought that a professional writer honed the article for me.
Her skepticism was a compliment at the time. Her disbelief was a subtle way of saying that I had some writing ability. You know what? I bragged about it for days.
What is the power of touch anyway?