Navigation Links
Psychiatrists: Least religious but most interested in patients' religion
Date:12/10/2007

lity on health positive or negative?" was one question. "Considering your experience, how often to you think religion/spirituality causes guilt, anxiety or other negative emotions that lead to increased patient suffering?"

The researchers found that psychiatrists are twice as likely (46% versus 23%) as other physicians to say that patients often mention spiritual issues. They are also much more likely to both say that it is appropriate to ask patients about spiritual concerns (93% vs 53%) and that they do inquire (87% vs 49%).

The differences are striking with respect to the mental health conditions most often encountered by non-psychiatrists. Only 14 percent of non-psychiatrist physicians say they often ask patients suffering from anxiety or depression about spiritual issues, compared to 44 percent of psychiatrists.

"Psychiatrists and non-psychiatrists alike tend to say that the influence of religion on health is generally positive," said Curlin. Almost all physicians agreed that religion and spirituality often give patients a positive, hopeful state of mind. More than 75 percent of psychiatrists and non-psychiatrist agreed that religion "often or always" helps patients cope with their illnesses.

About a third of both groups, however, reported that religion sometimes leads patients not to comply with their doctors' recommendations and to avoid taking responsibility for their own health. Psychiatrists were almost twice as likely as other physicians to say that the influence of religion on health is equally positive and negative (21% versus 12%), and were more likely to say that religion/spirituality sometimes causes guilt, anxiety, or other negative emotions that lead to increased patient suffering (82% versus 44%).

During a clinical encounter, however, psychiatrists appear to be more comfortable talking to their patients about spiritual issues. They are more likely than other physicians to believe it is appropriate for
'/>"/>

Contact: John Easton
John.Easton@uchospitals.edu
773-702-6241
University of Chicago Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Psychiatrists are the least religious of all physicians
2. Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities
3. Congressional and Religious Leaders to Urge Over-ride of Presidential SCHIP Veto
4. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
5. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
6. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
7. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
8. Ambulatory oxygen rarely a benefit in COPD patients without resting hypoxemia
9. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
10. Patients with Medicaid and those lacking insurance have higher risk of advanced laryngeal cancer
11. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don,t smoke more to ... to a new study. This means they don,t ... say. The month-long study included 72 adult smokers, ... nicotine emission levels of 1.2 milligrams (mg) each for ... for the next three weeks. In each of ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of ... 516 inner city children in four U.S. cities -- Baltimore, ... age 5 and found that at least 10 percent of ... Because only the three most common types of food allergies ... city youngsters with food allergies may be even higher, the ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 A new, online conference is ... The summit is no-cost and open to everyone. Over ... practical tips and advice on how to stop emotional eating, ... weight. Mindful eating is not a diet. The concept ... instead of an "eat this, don't eat that" approach. , ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 ItsHot.com, a client-centric ... offering 60-80% off on its range of beautiful diamond ... purchase of Gold Hearts 14K White Rose Gold Diamond ... a discount of 77%. Previously priced at $3,715.00, customers ... The item code of this mesmerizing pendant embedded with ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Pirate Jonny's ... products in providing new recipe cards, fun t-shirts, and ... , Hailing from Clearwater, Florida, Pirate Jonny, aka, Jonathan ... card with two to three recipes featuring different flavors ... on the website. The recipe cards will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking 2Health News:Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds 2Health News:20 Top Experts Discuss How to Unravel the Food-Mood Connection 2Health News:ItsHot.com Now Offers 60-80% Discount on its Striking Collection of Diamond Heart Pendants 2Health News:Pirate Jonny's Caribbean BBQ Rubs, Seasonings & Sauces Get New Look by Hoisting New Recipe Card Creations and New Clothing Apparel for its Logos 2
... & Science University,s Oregon National Primate Research Center may have ... also want to have children. The research suggests that a ... ovarian cancer, may be removed yet allow the women to ... current prevention strategy for women at high risk for ovarian ...
... 6 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term users of the illegal drug ... study. Brain scans showed an approximate 10 percent shrinkage ... of overall gray matter among long-term ecstasy users, the researchers ... ecstasy can develop serious memory problems, so a team of ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Measles was declared eliminated in the United ... residents who return from trips to other countries, as well ... new government report. "Measles importations and transmission from imported ... a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
... Iowa study finds that patients treated with a short ... improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a ... that this physical recovery continues to improve for at ... "The idea that antidepressants might benefit early recovery ...
... and doctors more accountable for health care quality, more attention ... used to evaluate caregivers, says a prominent Johns Hopkins patient ... journal Health Affairs , Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., ... Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, argues that as the ...
... decision aid helped severely obese people to make more ... about them, according to a trial involving 152 Group ... of print. This randomized controlled trial is the first ... Researchers randomly assigned half the patients to receive ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ovarian cancer finding may be a 'win-win' for at-risk women who wish to have a family 2Health News:Long-Term Ecstasy Users at Risk for Brain Damage, Study Warns 2Health News:Travelers Bringing Measles Back to U.S., CDC Says 2Health News:U. Iowa study suggests antidepressants aid physical recovery in stroke 2Health News:U. Iowa study suggests antidepressants aid physical recovery in stroke 3Health News:Unreliable 'outcomes' measures hamper efforts to assure better, safer care 2Health News:Unreliable 'outcomes' measures hamper efforts to assure better, safer care 3Health News:In trial, video helps people weigh bariatric surgery pros, cons 2
(Date:8/21/2014)...  Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the ... the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial ... HPQ - Free Report ), IBM (NYSE: IBM ... - Free Report ), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK - ... - Free Report ). Today, Zacks is promoting ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  ACI Clinical ( www.aciclinical.com ) announces ... Committees. Using this solution, trial sponsors ... standard costs and receive the same expertise that ... services. Leveraging a decade of DMC ... development, statistical programming and meeting facilitation), ACI analyzed ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 InfinityQS International, Inc., ... Manufacturing Intelligence , today announces Infusion Chicago, its ... will be held Oct. 9-10, 2014, at the ... to showcase the necessity for implementing a quality ... Manufacturing Intelligence to gain insight into production processes. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 7The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 8The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 9The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 10The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 11ACI Clinical: Innovation and Savings in Data Safety Monitoring Committees 2InfinityQS to Host Manufacturing Intelligence Conference in Chicago 2
... software, the latest from Quality Mapping ... application designed specifically for implementing and ... The superior design, functionality, security, and ... for managing a quality program., ,Based ...
... QMS (Quality Management System) is the ... specifically for healthcare labs. The Lab ... meet quality management and accreditation/auditing needs ... more time to devote to better, ...
... The Axioskop 40 FL laboratory ... quality and mechanical stability of research-class ... The microscope is ideal for routine ... and hematology. In addition, it has ...
... Our thawing systems are automated, easy to ... from the outside environment by flexible snap-seal ... bacterial or viral contamination of the water. ... the systems can also accommodate bags of ...
Medicine Products: