Handbook of Religion and Health
Overview - 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. Read more...
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More About Handbook of Religion and Health by Harold George Koenig; M.D. Dana E. King; Ph.D. R.N. Verna Benner Carson
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 professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. 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 between religion 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. Features Provides up-to-date, detailed background on religion and health care Gives guidance on conducting research on religion and health Includes an appendix that provides the latest and best published research
- ISBN-13: 9780195335958
- ISBN-10: 0195335953
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Publish Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 1169
- Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.1 x 2.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.45 pounds