Religion and Medicine

Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

Very little work has addressed spirituality in relation to health and well-being using the therapeutic landscape framework. Certainly the larger geographical literature, and specifically that of cultural geography, has identified the spiritual aspects of landscapes/places, and in so doing, has highlighted their importance for both secular groups and broader society alike. The increased recognition of the positive relationship between being spiritually active and health begs the examination of spiritual places reputed for their healing and healthful qualities.

Author(s): 
Williams, Allison
Publication Title: 
Modern Healthcare

When a federal judge ruled last week to close off millions of dollars in federal funding for human embryonic stem-cell studies, researchers across the country cringed. "It will stop bright, young people from going into this field because they'll see their careers being threatened," says Richard Hynes, a professor at MIT. However, some organizations, such as the Catholic Health Association, welcomed the decision.

Author(s): 
Zigmond, Jessica
Publication Title: 
Medizinhistorisches Journal

Next to the late Heinrich Schipperges, Gundolf Keil, M.D. and Ph.D. (Medieval German), ranks as one of the foremost German medical historians of the Western Middle Ages. Among his lasting merits is the publication of the MS Bamb. med. 1, called by him Lorscher Arzneibuch (Lorsch Medical Manual), which was written during the first years of the 9th century in the abbey of Lorsch (near Worms). Keil maintained that this work was not only the first medical book copied in the German-speaking area but that it was also drawn up in Lorsch and contained e.g.

Author(s): 
Fischer, Klaus-Dietrich
Publication Title: 
Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

INTRODUCTION: In the United States, ectopic pregnancies are relatively common and associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (the Directives) govern the provision of care in Catholic-affiliated hospitals and prohibit the provision of abortion in almost all circumstances.

Author(s): 
Foster, Angel M.
Dennis, Amanda
Smith, Fiona
Publication Title: 
Global Public Health

The Casa Fonte Colombo (CFC) is a religious organisation that assists people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The funding for its activities comes from public sources such as the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program as well as the Catholic Church. Capuchin (Franciscan) priests run the CFC and it has an extensive group of volunteers made up mostly of women. Between 2006 and 2009, we observed daily life at the CFC and interviewed priests, volunteers, employees, service providers, and clients. We also attended meetings, group sessions, and celebrations.

Author(s): 
Seffner, Fernando
Garcia, Jonathan
MuÒoz-Laboy, Miguel
Parker, Richard
Publication Title: 
HEC forum: an interdisciplinary journal on hospitals' ethical and legal issues

This article critically examines, from the perspective of a Roman Catholic Healthcare ethicist, the second edition of the Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultation report recently published by the American Society for Humanities and Bioethics. The question is posed: can the competencies identified in the report serve as the core competencies for Roman Catholic ethical consultants and consultation services? I answer in the negative.

Author(s): 
Bedford, Elliott Louis
Publication Title: 
Journal of Religion and Health

Research has shown that individuals with a current religious affiliation are more likely to use preventive health services. The aim of this study was to determine whether breast screening uptake in Northern Ireland is higher amongst women with a current affiliation to an organised religion and, for those with no current affiliation, to examine whether their religion of upbringing is associated with uptake of breast screening.

Author(s): 
O'Reilly, Dermot
Kinnear, Heather
Rosato, Michael
Mairs, Adrian
Hall, Clare
Publication Title: 
Acta medico-historica adriatica: AMHA

For some reason, the sacral heritage of Lovran and its surroundings has escaped the eye of medical historians, until now. seeing that the Parish Church of st George in Lovran holds a central position in this heritage, the authors provide an analysis of medical elements in the church. The analysis has focused on three aspects. The first aspect are medical elements, especially the anthropological features of characters depicted on the frescoes, which belong to the earliest and most representative of the whole region.

Author(s): 
Eterovic, Igor
Doricic, Robert
Publication Title: 
Acta medico-historica adriatica: AMHA

As a religion based on the teaching of Jesus Christ, from the outset Christianity has developed a completely different attitude toward health and illness than the Old Testament. Health and illness are now viewed through the eyes of Jesus Christ the redeemer, who accepted each and every man. The history of Christianity has had its episodes of masochistic attitude toward illness, but today it clearly underscores the need to fight it with any means available, but it also teaches to accept what can not be changed. Saints are often patrons against diseases they had to endure.

Author(s): 
Spehar, Milan
Publication Title: 
Gesnerus

Jean Pierre Frank offers in the early nineteenth century a revolution in medical Russian Empire. Indeed, Russia is in an emergency situation where the lack of practitioners is obvious. The imperial project is inspired by past practices in some European countries. Frank fits these transfers and implements a unique model where the priest-doctor stands out as the solution to overcome the lack of medicalization of the Empire.

Author(s): 
Berlan, HÈlËne
Triaire, Dominique

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