Handbook of Religion and Health
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a psychiatrist and theologian, all with advanced degrees in epidemiology and public health. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships betweenreligion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
|About the Authors|
|A History of Religion, Medicine, and Health Care|
|Debating Religion's Effects on Health|
|Religion: Good or Bad?|
|Coping with Stress|
|Religion and Coping|
|Research on Religion and Mental Health|
|Well-Being and Positive Emotions|
|Alcohol and Drug Use|
|Delinquency and Crime|
|Personality and Personality Disorder|
|Understanding Religion's Effects on Mental Health|
|Research on Religion and Physical Health|
|Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia|
|Pain and Somatic Symptoms|
|Understanding the Religion-Physical Health Relationship|
|Psychological, Social, and Behavioral Pathways|
|Appendix Studies on Religion and Health (By Health Outcome)|