Tag: "spirituality" at medical news
UPenn receives 2005 Templeton Research Lectures Grant
...ll greatly advance the field relating religion and spirituality
to the human mind. This program provides an opportunity for leading scholars around the world and at the University of Pennsylvania to explore in more detail than ever before this relationship and bring these ideas to the general public." Administer...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...As a result, people are born with the capacity for spirituality
and humanity, Cacioppo said. The work will explor...onal magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to examine spirituality
and brain patterns. A study of young adults to explore their mental representation of God. They w...
Spirituality, religious practice may slow progression of Alzheimer's disease
... for probable Alzheimer's disease. Religiosity and spirituality
were measured with the validated Duke University R...We learned that the patients with higher levels of spirituality
or higher levels of religiosity may have a significantly slower progression of cognitive decline," s...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...llow cancer treatment. They also reported a higher spirituality
than their single counterparts, Gore said. Being able to assess and influence quality of life also is important because studies have shown that cancer survival is impacted by a patient's quality of life. Some studies have suggested that improved qual...
May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...Highly personal themes of wholeness, narrative and spirituality
contribute to the author's operational definition of healing as the personal experience of the transcendence of suffering. The Meaning of Healing: Transcending Suffering By Thomas R. Egnew, Ed.D., L.C.S.W. EVIDENCE VS. EXPERIENCE: TWO APPROACHES...
Breast cancer patients turn to reflexology for comfort
...ase in depression and anxiety, and improvements in spirituality
and emotional quality of life," Wyatt said. "Overall, they have an improved quality of life." We don't really have a Western, scientific way of testing how this works. The mechanism is not clearly understood. But for us, we just measure the patient's...
Race and gender affect lung cancer clinical trial participation
...ical trials, and the effect of religious belief or spirituality
on the willingness to participate. Still, they conclude: "New recruitment strategies targeting specific patient subgroups might be helpful in ensuring equal representation of women and minority groups in cancer clinical trials."...
Scientific study of recovery process sheds new light on role of spirituality
...y pleased that we were able to explore the role of spirituality
as a buffer against the pressures and stresses of drug use and attempts to recover," said Dr. Laudet. "We were successful in demonstrating scientifically the way in which quality of life and recovery from addictions is enhanced by social supports, s...
Latest research shows how mantrams can even tackle post-traumatic stress disorder
...the mind", adding that "using a word that embodies spirituality
helps to initiate the relaxation response and centeredness." "People taking part in our study were encouraged to use the mantram during ordinary and relaxing times, so that they associated it with a calming effect when they needed to use it during ...
Spirited study aims to help older Australians
...e has been thought of as a religious activity, but spirituality
doesn't necessarily require a belief in God," she says. "Spirituality can be the intangible quality that gives meaning to our lives, gives us the strength and purpose to live our life to the full. "The best way to assess the success of tending this v...
Penn researchers examine the effects of meditation on early cognitive impairment
...sing, and bioethics to expand our knowledge of how spirituality
may affect the human brain. "We'll be looking at patients with mild cognitive impairment or symptoms of early Alzheimer's disease," explains Andrew Newberg, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, and Religious Studies, who also directs ...
Parents describe their spiritual needs when facing a child's death
.... "Some parents may be reluctant to share their spirituality
without being invited, because they fear it may be...: Create an environment that is hospitable to spirituality
and prayer. Provide clinically trained, hospital-based chaplains as an integral part of the ICU ca...
Spirituality plays role in breast cancer information processing for African-American women
...the University of Missouri-Columbia has found that spirituality
might play an important role in achieving this, pa...ision in MU's School of Journalism. "We found that spirituality
positively affected African-American women's willingness to talk about breast cancer, pay attention ...
Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimer's among African-American and Hispanic caregivers
...IMPACT ON DECISION-MAKING, SUPPORT Religion and spirituality
tend to play an important role in the lives of caregivers, from seeking support to making healthcare decisions. The survey found that respondents who are religious are more likely to turn to religious leaders for support and let their religion influe...
Spirituality increases as alcoholics recover
...oholics and those who treat them have incorporated spirituality
into the recovery process whether or not it's rel...ut few research studies have documented if and how spirituality
changes during recovery, nor how those changes might influence a person's chance of succeeding in th...
New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients
...006, Szaflarski, Tsevat and colleagues showed that spirituality
and religion play an important role in shaping pat...participants, again, mostly blacks, believed their spirituality
helped them live longer. Researchers hope the new study will help discover existing support groups...