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Li: Religious Service Attendance and Lower Depression Among Women—a Prospective Cohort Study

August 26, 2016

Religious Service Attendance and Lower Depression Among Women-a Prospective Cohort Study.

Ann Behav Med. 2016 Jul 8. 
Li SOkereke OChang SCKawachi IVanderWeele TJ.

OBJECTIVE:

Previous studies on the association between religious service attendance and depression have been mostly cross-sectional, subject to reverse causation, and did not account for the potential feedback between Read more about Li: Religious Service Attendance and Lower Depression Among Women—a Prospective Cohort Study

An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

July 12, 2016

Author of: The Finest Traditions of My Calling

The evolution of medicine away from individual patient-centered care and towards a more efficient, population-based approach has had large repercussions on the quality and depth of care delivered to the ill. As healthcare reforms in the United States continue to be made, the patient-physician relationship is being strained as the practice of medical care moves physicians away from seeing patients for more than their physical ailments. Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, director of adult inpatient psychiatry at Denver Health, thoughtfully Read more about An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

Science of Connectedness: Blog by Summer 2016 Intern Sarah Koss

June 23, 2016

Science of Connectedness is a new blog by Sarah Koss that explores spirituality and health through research and reflection.

Sarah Koss is a Summer 2016 research intern working with Drs. Michael and Tracy Balboni, with a primarily focus on the National Clergy Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in honors psychology and just completed the first year of her Master of Read more about Science of Connectedness: Blog by Summer 2016 Intern Sarah Koss

Media Outlets: "Association of Religious Service Attendance with Mortality Among Women"

June 23, 2016

Numerous media reports have been made on the findings from a recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine by Drs. Shanshan Li, Meir Stampfer, David Williams, and Tyler VanderWeele entitled "Association of Religious Service Attendance with Mortality Among Women."

The study, conducted through The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that women who attended Read more about Media Outlets: "Association of Religious Service Attendance with Mortality Among Women"

VanderWeele: Association of Religious Service Attendance With Mortality Among Women

May 17, 2016

Association of Religious Service Attendance With Mortality Among Women

JAMA Intern Med.  2016 Mar 16  doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1615

Li S, Stampfer M, Williams D, VanderWeele T

IMPORTANCE:

Studies on the association between attendance at religious services and mortality often have been limited by inadequate methods for reverse causation, inability to assess effects over time, and limited information on mediators and cause-specific mortality.

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Peteet JR: Does a Therapist's World View Matter?

May 9, 2016

Does a Therapist's World View Matter?

J Relig Health. 2016 Jun;55(3):1097-106.

Pettet JR, Rodriguez VB, Herschkopf MD, McCarthy A, Betts J, Romo S, Michael Murphy J.

While past research indicates that mental health professionals are less religious than the public they serve, little is known about the implications of therapists' world views for their practice. In this study, approximately 50 therapists completed surveys that assessed self-identification in relation to spirituality, religion, and/or  Read more about Peteet JR: Does a Therapist's World View Matter?

Kim SY: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide of Patients With Psychiatric Disorders in the Netherlands 2011 to 2014

May 9, 2016

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide of Patients With Psychiatric Disorders in the Netherlands 2011 to 2014

JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 April 1; 73(4):362-8.


Kim SY, De Vries RG, Peteet JR

 

 

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Euthanasia or assisted suicide (EAS) of psychiatric patients is increasing in some jurisdictions such as Belgium and the Netherlands Read more about Kim SY: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide of Patients With Psychiatric Disorders in the Netherlands 2011 to 2014

LeBaron: How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education

May 6, 2016

How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr 4; 51(4):673-81

Lebaron VT, Smith PT, Quiñones R, Nibecker C, Sanders JJ, Timms R, Shields AE, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ

 

 

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Community-based clergy are highly engaged in helping terminally ill patients Read more about LeBaron: How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education