Spirituality, Religion and Health: Understanding The Relationships and What To Do About Them

Harold G. Koenig, M.D., M.H.Sc.

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Job Title / Position: Co-Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University; Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University

Website: Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health

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In this presentation, Dr Koenig begins by defining the terms religion and spirituality, and continues with a review of the scientific research on the relationships between religion, spirituality and health; the influence religion/spirituality has on both mental and physical health; and finally, how these research findings apply to the layperson…and for health professionals, to clinical practice.

Spirituality, Religion, and Health

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