Tag: "religion" at medical news

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

...ides an unprecedented portrait of the dynamic role religion plays in the everyday experiences of Americans ove...s, the researchers paint a picture of the place of religion in people's lives and how it intertwines with their everyday experiences over time as well as with b...

New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients

...Tsevat and colleagues showed that spirituality and religion play an important role in shaping patients perceptions of living with HIV/AIDS. In a report on the study, Sian Cotton, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine, said the team found that patients with HIV/AIDS, particularly black patients, clai...

Spirituality increases as alcoholics recover

...endance, forgiveness, spiritual experiences, using religion or spirituality to cope, and existential meaning. ... religious practices, forgiveness, positive use of religion for coping, and feelings of purpose in life. But the measures that assessed individuals' core belief...

Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimer's among African-American and Hispanic caregivers

...urn to religious leaders for support and let their religion influence their healthcare decisions than non-religious respondents (73% versus 31%). However, nearly two-thirds (63%) of non-religious respondents said that their spiritual beliefs have a significant impact on their healthcare decisions. The caregiv...

Two-thirds of nursing students believe it's wrong to lie to patients, twice as many as in 1983

... The number of students belonging to a specific religion remained stable (71 per cent in 1983 and 72 per cent in 2005) but there were a much greater number of religions named in the more recent survey. "The demographic changes found in this study are clear and important" says Martin Johnson, Profes...

Woodruff Foundation gives major boost to Emory University's strategic plan

...erstandings of health and disease, to the study of religion and peace building, to creating bridges of community across gulfs of racial and social difference. Specific initiatives will bring together researchers from varied departments and schools at Emory to study religions and the human spirit; race and d...

Parents describe their spiritual needs when facing a child's death

...r situation? Although not asked explicitly about religion or spirituality, 73 percent of parents offered religious/spiritual responses when describing what had been most helpful to them and what advice they would give other parents. Four spiritual/religious themes emerged: Prayer ("Be strong and pray...

Study finds some faithful less likely to pass the plate

... Ferraro, a professor of sociology who has studied religion and body weight since the early 1990s. "If religio...festyle, Ferraro says. In other health contexts, religion is considered positive. Prayer, meditation and the social interaction provided by religion can be go...

Study finds greater religious involvement associated with lower mortality risk

...research has suggested that greater involvement in religion is associated with better physical and mental health. But attending services involves many practices, such as praying, singing, interacting with the congregation, listening to sermons, and the like. The present study's author, Dr. Neal Krause of the ...

Physician approaches to patient spirituality vary according to doctors' religious characteristics

...e most likely to pray with patients. For patients, religion often comes to the fore during an illness. Some doctors have argued that physicians should honor those feelings as a part of patient-centered care, maintaining that such discussions, and even prayer, can be attentive and comforting. Thirty-eight pe...

Weekly religious attendance nearly as effective as statins and exercise in extending life

...hat further research into the associations between religion and health might have implications for medical practice." "Unlike other health behaviors, such as exercise, there are practical and ethical problems with recommending "therapeutic" changes in religious behavior, and there is no evidence that changin...

Gender plays role in religious sensitivity for medical students

Can sensitivity to the role religion plays in a patient's life positively affect physic...research suggests that medical students exposed to religion during medical training display more empathy and positive attitudes toward religion in the clinic. "...

Survey finds many Katrina evacuees had chronic health problems and no health insurance

...of the evacuees in Houston shelters (92%) say that religion played an important role in helping them get through the past two weeks. The Survey of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees is based on a sample of 680 randomly selected adults ages 18 years and older, staying in the Houston Reliant Park Complex (which include...

Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected

...ombine an aptitude for science with an interest in religion and an affinity for public service are particularly attracted to medicine. The responsibility to care for those who are suffering, and the rewards of helping those in need, resonate throughout most religious traditions." Although physicians are near...

Spirituality, religious practice may slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

MIAMI BEACH Spirituality and the practice of religion may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16, 2005. The study assessed 68 people aged 49 to 94 who met cr...

UPenn receives 2005 Templeton Research Lectures Grant

...romotes the constructive engagement of science and religion through interdisciplinary study groups and an annu...ip Program will greatly advance the field relating religion and spirituality to the human mind. This program provides an opportunity for leading scholars aroun...

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