Self-identity and religion/spirituality

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serval:BIB_1671448811E4
Type
A part of a book
Collection
Publications
Title
Self-identity and religion/spirituality
Title of the book
Religion and spirituality in psychiatry
Author(s)
Brandt Pierre-Yves, Fournier Claude-Alexandre, Mohr Sylvia
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Address of publication
New York
ISBN
9780511530807
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Editor
Koenig Harold, Huguelet Philippe
Pages
158-172
Language
english
Abstract
Although medicine is practised in a secular setting, religious and spiritual issues have an impact on patient perspectives regarding their health and the management of any disorders that may afflict them. This is especially true in psychiatry, as feelings of spirituality and religiousness are very prevalent among the mentally ill. Clinicians are rarely aware of the importance of religion and understand little of its value as a mediating force for coping with mental illness. This book addresses various issues concerning mental illness in psychiatry: the relation of religious issues to mental health; the tension between a theoretical approach to problems and psychiatric approaches; the importance of addressing these varying approaches in patient care and how to do so; and differing ways to approach Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist patients. This is the first book to specifically cover the impact of religion and spirituality on mental illness.
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