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13.01.2021 | Original Paper

Spiritual Well-Being, Depression, and Quality of Life Among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors

This study explores the relationship between spiritual well-being (SWB) (meaning/peace & faith), depression, and quality of life (QOL). Cancer survivors often use their spirituality as a way of coping. Among a sample of 97 Latina breast cancer …

11.01.2021 | Philosophical Exploration

Posttraumatic Growth: An Analysis of the Concept Based on Rodgers’ Concept Development

The concept of posttraumatic growth appears frequently in the psychology literature. However, there is no clear definition of it. The purpose of this study was to determine its attributes, antecedents, and consequents. Rodgers’ evolutionary …

09.01.2021 | Original Paper

Spirituality in Clinical Practice: The Perspective of Brazilian Medical Students

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the beliefs, opinions, and experiences of medical students from a Catholic confessional university concerning spirituality in medical practice. This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study with a sample …

09.01.2021 | Original Paper

In Vitro Fertilization: A Pastoral Taboo?

Scholars have shown how the moral limitations and caveats that many religions pose against new assisted reproductive technologies have hindered women’s medical help-seeking. In the context of reproductive medicine, Catholics, compared to other …

09.01.2021 | Editorial

COVID-19, Nursing, Pediatrics and Measuring Religion and Health

This first issue for 2021 of the Journal of Religion and Health ( JORH 2021 ) commences with a number of articles about the ongoing pandemic and the international challenge of COVID-19, which continues to ravage many countries around the world as …

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Journal of Religion and Health explores the most contemporary modes of religious and spiritual thought with particular emphasis on their relevance to current medical and psychological research. Taking an eclectic approach to the study of human values, health, and emotional welfare, this international interdisciplinary journal publishes original peer-reviewed articles that deal with mental and physical health in relation to religion and spirituality of all kinds. Founded in 1961 by the Blanton-Peale Institute, which joins the perspectives of psychology and religion, the journal provides a scholarly forum for the discussion of topical themes on both a theoretical and practical level for scholars and professionals of all religious faiths and backgrounds.

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