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Author Koenig, Harold G. (Harold George), 1951-

Title Handbook of religion and health / Harold G. Koenig, Dana E. King, Verna Benner Carson
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012


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Description xv, 1169 pages ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Background -- 2. Debating religion's effects on health -- 3. Research on religion and mental health -- 4. Research on religion and physical health -- 5. Understanding the religion-physical health relationship -- Conclusions
Summary 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 2nd Edition is a complete revision and updated. The authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. This 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
Notes Previous ed.: published as by Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough, David B. Larson. 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cancer -- Religious aspects.
Healing in the Bible.
Healing -- Religious aspects.
Health -- Religious aspects.
Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Psychology, Religious.
Spiritual healing.
Author Carson, Verna Benner.
King, Dana E., 1956-
LC no. 2010050675
ISBN 9780195335958 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Other Titles Religion and health