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Spiritual Care Summit '09 Underscores Importance of Spirituality in All Aspects of Care

The Spiritual Care Collaborative (SCC) will host Spiritual Care Summit '09 Feb. 1-4, 2009 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World®, FL. This groundbreaking event will explore universal themes that underscore the importance of spirituality in all aspects of care, from preven...

LegalView Reports Traumatic Brain Injury Study Concluding Spirituality Increases Following Brain Damage

LegalView recently reported the results of a scientific study in which victims of a brain injury were more likely to report strong spiritual associations. The researchers found that feelings of spirituality might actually be caused by brain damage among victims and trauma caused to the right pari...

'Waking Up And Getting Ready': New 'Green' Guide Advocates Simple Living and Earth-Centered Spirituality

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the great challenges of our day, including two wars, an economic meltdown, the ongoing presence of terrorism and environmental degradation, Blair Frank presents his arguments for a response in his new nonfiction guide, "Waking Up And Getti...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

Unlike many traditional alcohol and drug dependence treatment programs, mainstream smoking cessation programs generally exclude spiritual practice and beliefs from the treatment process. But a study by Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Center researchers reveals many smokers are...

Drug Addiction Recovery Buffered by Spirituality

Scientists from National Development and Research Institutes, Inc (NDRI) in New York City and Chestnut Health System in Bloomington, Illinois explored the role// of social supports, spirituality, religiousness, life meaning, and 12-step participation in the process of recovery from addiction. The s...

'Spirituality and Medicine: Can the Two Walk Together?'

...r. Hodges, along with Robert H. Williams, M.D., hosted the hospital's first spirituality and medicine seminar series. These seminars have been held annually ever si...r at Howard University Hospital and extremely passionate about the union of spirituality and medicine. Harold B. Betton, B.S., M.S., M.D., M.A., Ph.D., is ...

2009 ISSSEEM Conference to Have Deepak Chopra Discuss Bridging Science and Spirit

...ossibilities and infinite creativity. Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence...(and) it is also pure joy." To Deepak Chopra, science and spirituality are hardly at odds with each other; they are the two sides of the same coin--and that coin is the human soul. He will share his transformative, holist...

Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Hope in the Darkness

...ssential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. For more information or to register for the Hope in the Darkness: Chronic Pain and Illness Transformed by spirituality conference, please contact David Dickey at 204-326-9865. To schedule an interview with Pratt, please contact Christine Schicker with The Maximus G...

Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book

...ails on how to live independently Tips for landing a job Innovators in the world of art, entertainment and media The role of spirituality and faith Inexpensive adaptations Understanding insurance options ABOUT NO LIMITS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. No Limits...

New Campaign Helps Americans Deal With Stressful Times

...ng certain diseases and influence mood. Take Care of Your Spirit. People who have strong spiritual lives may be healthier and live longer. spirituality seems to cut the stress that can contribute to disease. Deal Better with Hard Times . People who get support, problem-solve or focus on t...

The ALS Association's 'ALS Across America' Focuses On Staying Positive and Involved

...y he helps to spread awareness both of the disease and of The ALS Association. Bill is a gentle man with a great deal of quiet strength. He has a deep spirituality that is reflected in everything he does." A local caterer turned ALS-educator and advocate, Jenny Hoff, 50, has made a strong impact on the c...

From the ethics of Dr. Frankenstein to preventing cardiovascular disease

...icians can do to eliminate health care disparities in their practices. spirituality in End-of-Life Care: What Is the Physician's Role? , Thursday, April 23, 8:15 a.m., room 204 B Explores the impact of spirituality on the healing process and the physician's role in addressing patient issue...

Link between religious coping and aggressive treatment in terminally ill cancer patients

...ings suggest that physicians tend to comply with religious patients' wishes for more aggressive care. "Recent research has shown that religion and spirituality are major sources of comfort and support for patients confronting advanced disease," says the study's senior author, Holly Prigerson, PhD, of Dana-Far...

Most Devout Most Likely to Fight Death to the End

...cer patients involved in a recent multi-center study said that religion and spirituality were important to them in handling their diagnosis, according to background...hey adjust to a terminal illness. More information Learn more about spirituality and cancer care from the National Cancer Institute . ...

54-Year-Old Psychology Teacher Loses 155 Pounds In 10 Months By Applying His Own Teachings To Himself

...RIE, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Lapides, a 54-year-old teacher of spirituality Psychology and founder of The Freedom Foundation For Weight Loss And Spirit...ed by anybody who simply puts them into practice." The concept of combining spirituality with weight loss is untapped territory just waiting to be discovered. This ...

New Research Released at Annual Society for Adolescent Medicine Meeting Provides Vital Insights into Adolescent Health Issues

...are Providers Involved in Their Religious or Spiritual Lives?," studied 45 HIV-Infected and uninfected adolescents in an effort to understand the role spirituality and religion play in adolescents with and without HIV, and to examine the association between spirituality/religion and quality of life measures in th...

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

...d of an era. "His world renowned 'Chalk Talk on Alcohol' changed the lives of thousands of recovering alcoholics," Hushen said. "His humor and spirituality infused his teachings with hope. He believed in the innate dignity of the human person and founded Father Martin's Ashley as an oasis where alcoholic...

Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment

.... After 10 weeks of classes, the yoga participants showed greater improvements in areas of mental health such as depression, positive emotions and spirituality -- feeling calm and peaceful -- than did the women still waiting to begin the yoga program. The yoga group reported, on average, a 50 percent reductio...

Yoga provides emotional benefits to women with breast cancer

... program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga (RY) classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful) compared to the control group. The study, published today in a special issue of Psycho-Oncology focusing on physical activi...

Level 2 Life Coaching Offers National Life-Changing Services via Individualized Phone and On-line Coaching

...s who incorporate accountability into their client relationships. The other coaches are also very experienced and provide guidance relating to health, spirituality and motivation. "We also have an accountability program set up for our coaches to keep us on task and make sure the clients are getting what they...

Miraval Tucson Introduces New Programming for 2009

...ines healing techniques with spiritual and psychological processes touching every aspect of life. Spring offers lectures and workshops in the field of spirituality and soul coaching sessions. Miraval also is offering new packages for consumers, available for a limited time. The resort offers a range of pack...

Dakim Recommends Six New Year Resolutions to Stay Cognitively Fit

...n meditation -- Resolve in 2009 to find the time for meditation, prayer or other forms of spirituality. Studies have documented a relationship between spirituality and the immune system, to longevity and attendance at formalized places of worship, and to the general well being of those who may be ill. Ab...

'Life Begins at 65: Words of a Cancer Survivor': New Book Offers Empowering Strategies for Rising Above Sickness and Setbacks

...ce with scientific observations to provide an accessible guide to overcoming this disease, or more importantly, preventing it in the first place. spirituality and the power of the mind-body relationship create a solid platform from which to build a healthy lifestyle. McLaren details his experience with prost...

Spirituality may help adolescents cope with chronic illness

...ticularly for adolescents. New research shows that spirituality may help teens cope with their conditions. Two ...d by chronic inflammation in the intestinesmay use spirituality to cope with their illness. These results were ...atrics and the Journal of Adolescent Health . spirituality is defined as one's sense of meaning or purpose in...

Selflessness, core of all major world religions, has neuropsychological connection

...itual experiences." The research was funded by the MU Center on Religion and the Professions. The study "Support for a neuropsychological model of spirituality in persons with traumatic brain injury" was published in the peer-reviewed journal Zygon . "Our research focused on the personal experience of s...

Asia Wellness Cruise Offers Crystal Guests Peace of 'Mind, Body & Spirit'

... LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the traditions of a region steeped in spirituality and ancient wellness practices, Crystal Cruises is announcing a "Mind, Body & Spirit" focus on its March 27 Asia cruise. Complementing the destination...

Three Women in Health Crises Go Online to Form Lifelong Friendships : Mothers of Boys with Cancer Find Support, Encouragement and Each Other at CarePages.com

...ced site. Along with a streamlined design, the site features real-time discussion forums around topics such as parenting, cancer, emotional health and spirituality to further develop and grow relationships between site members. Visit the site ( www.CarePages.com ) and register to read the stories of Mimi (&...

Baltimore Local, Burn Victim Wins Patient of Courage Award

...nfluence and benefit the lives around them. The award is supported by Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. "The wisdom, courage, strength and spirituality found in this young woman is breathtaking," said Navin Singh, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon. "With all that she has been through, she is devoted to helping ...

Hard Decisions for the Littlest Lives

... published in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics . While parents often predicated their life-and-death decisions on issues of religion, spirituality and hope, physicians were framing their discussions in terms of death and disability. Moms were also more likely to regard physicians as providing...

Spiritual Beliefs Part of Health Care for Some

...an regular way, even with dying patients, and that's because most haven't been trained," Koenig said. More information To learn more about how spirituality might affect your health and why it's important for your doctor to know your feelings, visit the American Academy of Family Physicians' FamilyDoctor ...

Dr. Ajrawat's Air-Pulse Autonomic Meditation Therapy, a Revolutionary, Scientific, Meditation Therapy, Receives Patent Trademark

... upon or violated. Though Dr. Ajrawat is a religious man, he believes autonomic meditation therapy is likely to transform some of the basic concept of spirituality and faith. This meditation therapy will be administered by qualified individuals. "The ultimate goal of this http://www.painmanagement.com/...

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice to Hold National Black Religious Summit on Sexuality

...lum to more than 7,000 young men and women. The annual National Black Religious Summit brings together over 600 adults and young people to celebrate spirituality and its importance to responsible sexual behavior. This year, our plenary speakers include the Honorable James E. Clyburn (D-SC), the Majority Whip fo...

When the spirit moves into the hospital

...so suggests that greater attention to religion and spirituality in medicine may be the result of doctors' and nurses' greater attention to spirituality and religion rather than increasing numbers of hos...ad author Wendy Cadge, a sociologist and expert on spirituality in healthcare services. "Between 1980 and 2003...

New Treatment Guide for Eating Disorders Available to Healthcare Professionals

...rs, family and intimate relationships influenced by unique cultural pressures. The spiritual dimension recognizes the depth and healing power of human spirituality in the context of Christian redemption, forgiveness and grace. The comprehensive handbook is the definitive statement on eating disorders offered by...

Suffering of Heart Failure Similar to Cancer

...s of breath can be improved with medical management, he said, while depression can be treated with medication and counseling. "If they mention that spirituality is important in their lives, we should endeavor to have them see someone in that area, such as a chaplain," Bekelman said. Approaches used to impro...

Internationally Acclaimed Music and Medicine Program Comes to Chaska

...r to share and learn," says a 23 year old student from Mosul, Iraq. Annie Heiderscheit, Ph.D., MT-BC, FAMI, NMT Graduate Professor at the Center for spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis uses HealthRHYTHMS for family therapy sessions and group work with eating disorder patients. Profess...

HEALTHCARE TECH AND THE WORLD: HOW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPACT THE PURSUIT OF 'PERFECT CARE'

... to 10 years to attempt to achieve care that is safe, timely, equitable, evidence-based, efficient, patient and family centered, and...Catholic as the spirituality component," stated Dr. Sternberg. Regarding how technology enables St. Joseph in the pursuit of 'Perfect Care': "We see technology as a tremendous d...

State of Cancer Care for Nation's Poor and Minorities Is Focus of Conference in Washington

... designed to connect community-based organizations to national and state agencies to eliminate disparities in cancer care -- April 5 -- A session on spirituality in health care -- April 6 The ICC symposium is expected to attract more than 1,000 cancer advocates, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and m...

Tabula Rasa Strategies(TM), LLC, Announces Their Company Launch - A 'Clean Slate' Approach to the Practice of Pharmaceutical Care

...c needs in order to frame a provision of consulting, strategic, and educational solutions in the following areas: Pharmaceutical Care, Applied Ethics, spirituality and Healthcare, Leadership in Pharmacy, Pharmacy Automation and Operations, Pharmacy Speakers Bureaus, Organizational Management and other strategical...

4th annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists

...nto areas of their own specific interest, such as origins of life, neuroscience, the laws of nature, cosmology, genetic engineering, astrobiology, and spirituality and health. They will also receive a detailed program of readings tailored to their individual interests, including the development of a personal lib...
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