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Journal of Religion and Health

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12.10.2018 | Original Paper

Perceptions of the Efficacy of Prayer and Conventional Medicine for Health Concerns

Previous research has associated prayer practices with positive health outcomes, but few studies have examined: (a) the perceptions of prayer in relation to perceptions of the efficacy of conventional medicine, and (b) whether the perceptions of …

11.10.2018 | Original Paper

An Islamic Religious Spiritual Health Training Model for Patients

Fear and anxiety caused by acute diseases, despair and sorrow resulting from chronic illness, are spiritual reactions which require care. Spiritual care should be done based on a training model. This study was conducted to design and validate “an …

10.10.2018 | Original Paper

Medical Students’ (Dis)comfort with Assessing Religious and Spiritual Needs in a Standardized Patient Encounter

Most patients want to discuss their religious and spiritual concerns, yet few physicians discuss it. First-year medical students (n = 92) interviewed a standardized patient experiencing spiritual distress. There was a significant difference among …

09.10.2018 | Original Paper

Faith-Based Groups as a Bridge to the Community for Military Veterans: Preliminary Findings and Lessons Learned in Online Surveying

This report examines responses to a brief online survey, comparing how faith-based (n = 27) and non-faith-based (n = 61) organizations engage with Veteran populations as well as the supportive services they provide. Data were analyzed using …

09.10.2018 | Original Paper

Traditional Plants Used by Remaining Healers from the Region of Grande Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Although the traditional use of medicinal plants is a very widespread practice in Brazil, there are still few studies aimed at native prescribers, known as healers. The aim of this work was to catalog the medicinal species prescribed by remaining …

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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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