What does spirituality have to do with health?
No one really knows the answer to this question. However, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “It seems the body, mind and spirit are connected. The health of any one of these elements seems to affect the health of the others.” Read more here http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/articles/650.html and in the resources listed below.
Developed at the National Library of Medicine specifically for consumers, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information for the lay public. Enter “spirituality” in the search field to find an extensive listing of resources devoted to spirituality and health.
Duke Center for Theology, Spirituality, and Health
This center for research on spirituality and health offers research study information, as well as resources available in the field.
- Medicine, religion, and health: where science and spirituality meet. Koenig H. 2008.
- Medicine of the Person: Faith, Science, and Values in Health Care Provision. Cox J, ed. 2007.
- After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger. Silver JK. 2006.
- Healing Pain: The Innovative, Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering. Berger A. 2006.
- Inner Fire: Your Will to Live. Rosenbaum EH. 1999.
- Lifting the Veil of Silence: Spiritual Help for Heaing Loss. Roberts SL. 2005.
- Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony and Wholeness in a Chaotic World. Levey J. 1998.
- The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness. Groopman JE. 1998.
- Prayer Is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer. Dossey L. 1996.
- Sacred Contracts: Awakening your Divine Potential. Myss C. 2001.
- Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life. Anderson M. 2001.
- When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Kushner HS. 1989.
- Spiritual Caregiving. Caregiver Resource Library. 2003.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers the services of various chaplains, who can be reached at 312-926-2028.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is located on the second floor of the Feinberg Pavilion.