Spirituality and Healing
According to a recent article in US News & World Report, a researchers have identified key factors that define “Prolonged Grief Disorder,” a disorder thought to exist when a person becomes stuc
Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin O'Brien writes that It is not sinful to miss Mass if you are sick and unable to attend; it is an act of charity. He makes 5 suggestions to his clergy about steps that can be taken this Sunday during Mass as a precaution against swine flu.
He writes in a letter released yesterday.
1. In light of the ways in which the influenza virus is transmitted, consider offering Communion only under the form of the consecrated host and only in the hand.
A study published in the March 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at how the religious faith of a patient with advanced cancer might affect the end-of-life care they receive.
It is well known that patients with strong religious faith use their beliefs to help them cope with their disease and struggles. The study found that their strong faith also made them more likely to more likely to receive intensive and aggressive treatment during their last week of life.
Religious patients dying from cancer are more accepting of intensive interventions that prolong life, according to the results of a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that highly religious cancer patients receive more aggressive medical treatment at end-of-life than those who do not practice prayer, meditation and engage in religious study.
President Obama has given the ok to destroy human life with embryonic stem cell research in the name of science.
Embryonic stem cell research is immoral and ineffective. It is immoral because it destroys human life at its earliest stage of development by harvesting the stem cells for body parts. It is ineffective because it has yet to be used a single time in any therapeutic application.
All spiritual experiences are based in the brain. That statement is truer than ever before, according to a University of Missouri neuropsychologist. An MU study has data to support a neuropsychological model that proposes spiritual experiences associated with selflessness are related to decreased activity in the right parietal lobe of the brain. The study is one of the first to use individuals with traumatic brain injury to determine this connection.
For people of strong faith, religious beliefs and related cultural taboos can have a powerful impact on how they care for their health, including the medical treatments they choose to accept. Increasingly, ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) in the US and other countries, care for patients of diverse backgrounds. This is accelerating the need for reliable information on the interaction of religious beliefs and compliance with prescribed vision treatments.
Inspiration To Make You Realize You Have No Problems. It raises the questions of what is happiness and what is a problem. Appreciate what has God given you and be happy.
Watch this to see how Nick Vujicic lives his life (Hat tip to Happy Hospitalist for this one).
By Toni Brayer, MD
Those who worship a higher power often do so in different ways. Whether they are active in their religious community, or prefer to simply pray or meditate, new research out of Temple University suggests that a person's religiousness - also called religiosity - can offer insight into their risk for depression.
With the start of Ramadan the Muslism in America are fasting, which means a month of obligatory daily fasting. Ramadan fasting challenges both the healthy and the sick.
Daily fasts begin at dawn and end with sunset. Special nightly prayers called, Taraweeh prayers are held. The entire Quran is recited in these prayers in Mosques all around the world. This month provides an opportunity for Muslims to get closer to God.
Ramadan fasting is a month when a Muslim should try to: see not what displeases God, peak no evil, hear no evil, do no evil and look to God with fear and hope.
Although the results of this study point to a significant value in believing that free will exists, it clearly raises some significant societal questions about personal beliefs and personal behavior.
In wake of New Life Church and Youth For A Mission capm shootings, ThebloggingExpert compiles spiritual and mental healing tips.
Will New Yorkers include spiritual care in their framework for better health?
New York state leaders called to bring about health care reform that affords all New Yorkers broader access to effective health care by including spiritual care.
Lupus Foundation of America offers tips to make life special through adjustments to mind, body and spirit.
Church and school activities may help reduce smoking among youth in disadvantaged areas.
Lack of awareness, religious and spiritual beliefs, and an overall distrust of the medical system are among the reasons for low minority organ donation.
Physicians who are more religious are slightly less likely to practice medicine among the underserved than physicians with no religious affiliation.
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.