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Winter 2013 Newsletter

On-Line Newsletter Volume 11, Number 2
Published March 4, 2013

Edited by Chaplain John Ehman, Network Convener

Network members are encouraged to submit articles for upcoming issues.
The Newsletter is published three times a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring-Summer.
(The Spring-Summer 2013 issue will be published in late June.)

 

Table of Contents

  1.   A Message from Deryck Durston, ACPE Interim Director
  2.   Call for Support/Membership
  3.   Annual Network Business Meeting, May 18, 2013
  4.   Research Themes in Conference Workshops and Presentations
  5.   Applications Being Accepted for the Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
  6.   Research in Disability, Theology, and Ministry   --by Bill Gaventa
  7.   Research by Daniel Nuzum at University College Cork, Ireland
  8.   International Consensus Conference on Spirituality in Health Care
  9.   Washington Post Article by Linda Emanuel on Science and Chaplaincy
10.   Two Additions to Resources for Incorporating Research into CPE
11.   Web Resources for the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale
12.   Recent Healthcare Journal Theme Issues on Spirituality

 

1.     A Message from Deryck Durston, ACPE Interim Director

Dear Network Members,
Thanks for another year of focused curiosity, which you do so well. The most timely recent idea for research I have heard, was discussed recently in a conversation with ACPE’s partners in spiritual care organizations. It is a project Doug Ronsheim, ED of AAPC, has been developing over the last several years and it dovetails well with our preparation to be ready for the advent of the Affordable Care Act and our increasing need to be counted for what we can do to contribute to the spiritual health of patients in our medical delivery systems. This new initiative is to work with more than three dozen medical systems as a pilot at the point of intake and discharge of patients to hear their spiritual needs better and plan to meet them after discharge. The thesis is that if spiritual care is an important aspect of facility care then it needs to be part of the continuum of care upon discharge. Both qualitative and quantitative outcomes have been posited: enhanced wellbeing (for patient and family), decreased hospital re-admissions and overall cost savings. Focusing on addressing chronic pain especially, this model works with any chronic disease with co-occurring affective disorders. It involves the role of pastoral counselors providing ongoing counseling/behavioral health services and equipping congregations as the locus of support and education in communities. We have not collaboratively done research across our cognate barriers before and I hope we will move towards collaboration on providing more effective spiritual care to the patients who pass through our facilities by doing so soon.
Thanks for continuing to raise the questions.
Deryck Durston, Interim Executive Director

 

2.     Call for Support/Membership

Since we undertook our the website project in 2002, our site has become an extensive resource for chaplains and for anyone studying spirituality & health. As convener and webmaster, I am regularly contacted by people from around the world who have located valuable materials on our site through Internet searches. That's fully in keeping with the original vision for the site, when we opted for open access instead of setting members-only limits. I invite all who visit to offer suggestions about how this resource can be made increasingly useful, and to consider contributing content.

I would also encourage users to support this ongoing project by becoming a member or having their institution join. The membership form can be completed quickly and printed out for mailing. For any questions or concerns, contact john.ehman@uphs.upenn.edu. The ACPE Research Network is authorized by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, but it has traditionally received no financial support from the parent organization and is entirely funded by memberships.   --JE

 

3.     Annual Network Business Meeting, May 18, 2013

Our annual Network business meeting will be on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225), as part of the ACPE national conference. Please send any agenda items to john.ehman@uphs.upenn.edu. This will be a time to share projects and interests, discuss how to promote research in the ACPE, and accomplish essential business.

 

4.     Research Themes in Conference Workshops and Presentations

ANNUAL ACPE CONFERENCE, May 15-18, 2013, in Indianapolis, IN:

Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the Friday workshop (May 17th at 3:30-5:00 PM) on "Teaching Research Literacy in CPE: Current Models and Practical Options," led by George Fitchett, Alexander Tartaglia, Paul Derrickson, Diane Dodd-McCue, and Patricia Murphy.
This workshop describes a recent project to identify "model practices" in the teaching of research in clinical pastoral education. Presenters discuss some of the common learning objectives, content, and methods employed by those CPE programs. The workshop will provide practical suggestions and tools for those seeking to incorporate the teaching of research literacy throughout the Level II CPE curriculum. [This presentation connects with material on our website.]
Also, research is a key element of the Pre-Conference Workshop (May 15th, 8:30-11:00 AM) on "God-images and Spiritual Care," led by Matthias Beier. The description notes: "In light of current God-image research and the interdisciplinary analysis of God-images developed by theologian and psychotherapist Eugene Drewermann, this workshop will present a model of working with God-images in spiritual care situations that confronts personal and social despair and taps into care seekers’ and care providers’ deepest hopeful longings for healing, wholeness, and peace." In addition, conference keynote speaker, Matthew Bloom "will present research findings that compare and contrast clergy professional life with that of other helping professions" in Plenary Session 1 (May 16th at 8:30-10:30 AM).

ANNUAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL CHAPLAINS CONFERENCE, June 26-30, 2013, in Orlando, FL. See especially:

  • Plenary Session: "Mantram Repetition: A Portable, Evidence-based, Contemplative Practice for Today," by Jill Bormann (Friday, June 28th at 12:10-2:20)
  • Professional Development Intensives: "Defining Our Ministry: Using Research as SONAR to Prioritize Chaplaincy Care," by Paul Bay (Wednesday, June 26th at 1:00-5:00PM); and "Chaplaincy Research Consultation," by Daniel Grossoehme and George Fitchett (Thursday, June 27th at 8:00-12:00)
  • Workshops for Friday, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday:
    • "Why Didn't Someone Tell Me Any of This Before? What We Wish We'd Known in our First Five Years as BCCs," by Brian Hughes, Jana Troutman-Miller, and Abby Fyten Aasbo (Friday, June 28th at 10:30-12:00)
    • "Don't Get Swamped: Navigating Long-term Chaplaincy," by Laura Lovejoy and Audrey Lukasak (Friday, June 28th at 10:30-12:00)
    • "Mantram Repetition for Self-Care and Provider Burnout," by Jill Borman (Saturday, June 29th at 11:30-1:00)
    • "A Sea of Tears: What Can a Hospital Crew Do for Bereavement Care?" by Audrey Lukasak (Saturday, June 29th at 11:30-1:00)
    • "Combining Staff Care with Research: Addressing the Moral Distress of NICU (and other Critical Care) Nurses," by Kamil Cák (Saturday, June 29th at 3:10-4:40)
    • "So You Want to Grow Your Department?" by George Handzo and Sue Wintz (Saturday, June 29th at 11:30-1:00)
    • "Chaplains Serving in the Veterans Health Administration System: Impact of the Work," by Joan Beder (Sunday, June 30th at 9:30-11:00)
    • "Caregivers Uniting Mother and Baby," by Jennifer Prechter (Sunday, June 30th at 9:30-11:00)
    • "Best 2012 Papers for Chaplaincy," by Brian Hughes, Ronald Oliver, and Julie Lashier (Sunday, June 30th at 9:30-11:00)

 

5.     Applications Being Accepted for the Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Applications are being accepted until April 17, 2013 for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. This stipended, full-time residency opportunity is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold a doctoral degree. Detailed information is available at www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/larson.html. Dr. David Larson was a key figure in spirituality and health research and in the integration on spirituality into the modern medical dialogue. This fellowship "encourage[s] the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health" [--from the Kluge Center announcement].

 

6.    Research in Disability, Theology, and Ministry --by Bill Gaventa

The intersection of disability, religion, and ministry is beginning to receive a significant amount of research attention. One example of this may be found in the Journal of Religion, Disability, and Health, which "focuses on research, policies, and practices that unite religious personnel with health care professionals and researchers" [--from journal website]. It is now in its 17th volume, with submissions from a variety of research and practice perspectives. Another example: the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability is going into its fourth year (this summer in Toronto). It brings together academicians and researchers with people in ministry and people with disabilities and their families. Past plenary presentations are on their website. And a third example: a new national Collaborative on Disability, Religion, and Inclusive Spiritual Supports has begun within the wider network of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. AUCD represents 67 University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities around the country, at least one in every state. The Collaborative represents 12 of these Centers who are interested in and/or doing research and training in the "intersections" represented by its name and hopes to build a collaborative base for collecting, sponsoring, and encouraging both research and training in their respective states in partnership with seminaries, CPE programs, and other faith leadership training.

For instance, Erik Carter at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center [erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu] summarizes a current research project as follows:

We are completing a year-long, mixed-method study exploring the ways in which congregations might help young people with developmental disabilities and their families to flourish in their faith and everyday life. One aspect of this study involved surveying more than 450 parents about the strengths, support needs, spirituality, and well-being of their youth or young adult with intellectual disability or autism. Parents identified a number of practical avenues through which congregations could support their family and promote the full participation of their child with a disability in the life of the faith community. However, most congregations were not yet offering these needed supports.
Erik and colleagues also have noted that service and support systems for the families do little to honor their spiritual concerns and hopes, which puts the families in a double bind. You can see a preliminary report on this research in a 2012 video presentation for the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability.

For more information on these initiatives, search online or contact Bill Gaventa at bill.gaventa@umdnj.edu.

 

7.     Research by Daniel Nuzum at University College Cork, Ireland

Daniel Nuzum is a certified healthcare chaplain ministering in a large acute hospital and a hospice setting in Ireland. He is currently a PhD student researching the spiritual aspects of stillbirth and has a research interest in spiritual care and end of life issues generally. On February 7, 2013, Daniel presented to the Annual Education and Research Seminar of the Irish Association of Palliative Care, part of a qualitative study on the personal and professional impact of stillbirth on consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologists in a large tertiary maternity facility in Ireland with a birth rate of 9,000 per year. This in-depth qualitative research brought to light the deep experiential impact of death in a discipline where life and happy outcome is the expected norm. This study is part of a wider project researching the spiritual aspects of perinatal death. As his work is published, it will be announced on our Network site.

Daniel is conducting his research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork. In a communication with the Research Network, Daniel says that he finds his work in this setting to be an intellectually stimulating and engaging experience, researching spirituality and theology in a multidisciplinary way with other medical disciplines. In many aspects, he notes, it embodies the integrated place of spiritual care in healthcare and leads to a fertile engagement of medicine and theology. Moreover, the openness and welcome from the Department of Obstetrics has been for him inspirational and enabled him to conduct his research and study in close proximity to his clinical and pastoral practice. Although not without challenge, this approach is important to Daniel, as he wants his research to be firmly rooted in the lived practice and spiritual care he provides in a clinical setting. It also allows for a lived reflective practice between ministry, research, and study. He may be contacted at 110112464@umail.ucc.ie.

 

8.     International Consensus Conference on Spirituality in Health Care

The George Washington University Institute of Spirituality and Health (www.gwish.org) and Caritas Internationalis (www.caritas.org) convened an international and multidisciplinary conference in Geneva, Switzerland at the end of January 2013 to address issues for the worldwide integration of spirituality into health care systems. Proceedings have yet to be published, but a news release from the George Washington University Medical Center states: "...the group achieved a consensus on an appropriate multi-cultural definition of spirituality as related to health; proposing consensus-driven standards of care that focus on the whole person; developing a broad framework for a proposed global strategic plan to improve the quality of spiritual care in health; and building a coalition for evaluating spirituality as a vital sign." As details are officially released, they will be reported on our Research Network website.

 

9.     Washington Post Article by Linda Emanuel on Science and Chaplaincy

The Washington Post blog, "On Faith," published December 6, 2012 the article, "Let’s Add Science to Health Care Chaplaincy without Losing Its Art," by Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD, from The HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York and the Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society at Northwestern University. This brief piece is written for a lay audience, but it makes a basic point about the place of research in professional chaplaincy:

We need to know how often people feel spiritually abandoned while in the arms of medical care. We need to know how to measure what matters, when chaplains should be asked to consult, what chaplains should be trained to look for, and how to respond based on the data. Health care chaplaincy researchers have begun to mobilize to capture the science of chaplaincy care. It’s a sacred task whose time has come.
Dr. Emanuel does not focus on an issue which seems implicit in her title -- namely, how pursuing the science of chaplaincy should not come at the expense of the art of the profession -- but the post may be useful to engage people broadly in discussion about the place of research in the work of chaplains. The test of the article is available in the January 2013 issue of the e-newsletter, HealthCare Chaplaincy Today.   --J.E.

 

10.     Two Additions to Resources for Incorporating Research into CPE

Paul E. Derrickson has posted on our section for Incorporating Research into CPE three presentations created at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, PA) to teach CPE students about research: "Developing a Research Tool?"; "Research as Second Language: Knowing the Rules of the Game"; and "The Nitty-Gritty: Finding and Using Research." These progressively lead students through basic topics to enable them to take advantage of research as chaplaincy professionals.

Another recent addition is a page of resources related to a forthcoming article on "Teaching Research in Clinical Pastoral Education: A Survey of Model Practices" (Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2013), by Alexander Tartaglia, George Fitchett, Diane Dodd-McCue, Patricia Murphy, and Paul E. Derrickson. The research behind this was conducted in light of the APC's Standards of Practice for Acute and Long-Term Settings, including a standard which states, "The chaplain practices evidence-based care including ongoing evaluation of new practices and, when appropriate, contributes to or conducts research" [Standard #12]. The authors' study identified ACPE programs which offered "consistent and substantive" education about research to CPE residents. Syllabi from various ACPE centers are available on the page.

 

11.    Web Resources for the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale

Readers may be familiar with the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale from the 1999/2003 Fetzer and NIA report of a "Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research" [available for download from Fetzer, minus the original front matter] --see pp. 11-18. The DSES was also well presented in a 2002 article, "The Daily Spiritual Experience Scale: development, theoretical description, reliability, exploratory factor analysis, and preliminary construct validity using health-related data," by Lynn G. Underwood from the Fetzer Institute and Jeanne A. Teresi [Annals of Behavioral Medicine 24, no. 1, pp. 22-33]. For more than a decade, this scale has figured into over 90 articles.

Now a very useful website, www.dsescale.org is a central source for the DSES, with links to key downloadable articles, including 2011's "The Daily Spiritual Experience Scale: overview and results" (Religions 2, no. 1, pp. 29-50). The site is also linked to creator Lynn Underwood's own site: www.lynnunderwood.com. The DSES is the focus of a forthcoming book by Dr. Underwood, Spiritual Connection in Daily Life: Sixteen Little Questions That Can Make a Big Difference, from Templeton Press, which is a popular application of the measure. The book is due out in May 2013. More about Dr. Underwood's general work can be found at www.researchintegration.org.

 

12.     Recent Journal Theme Issues on Spirituality

In recent months, a half-dozen healthcare journals have published special theme issues or collections on spirituality, indicating an interest in placing emphasis on the subject above and beyond printing the occasional piece. Not all of the included articles are reports of research, but virtually all may be said to be research-minded. For chaplains, these journals may hold opportunities for future publication. The listing below is according to order of appearance (except that the most recent Asian Journal of Psychiatry builds upon two earlier issues that are also noted).

I.   Western Journal of Nursing Research, October 2012 (vol. 36, no. 4) --special issue on Spirituality and Well-Being, with an opening editorial, "Spirituality and well-being: focusing on what matters," by Mary Jo Kreitzer (pp. 707-711).

"A critical review of a spirituality intervention," by Inez Tuck (pp. 712-735).

"The meaning and use of spirituality among African American women living With HIV/AIDS," by Safiya George Dalmida, Marcia McDonnell Holstad, Colleen DiIorio, and Gary Laderman (pp. 736-765).

"A pilot study of a weekend retreat intervention for family survivors of homicide," by Inez Tuck, Beverly Baliko, Christine M. Schubert, and Lorraine Anderson (pp. 766-794).

"A platform for nursing research on spirituality and religiosity: definitions and measures," by Marlene Z. Cohen, Lyn M. Holley, Steven P. Wengel, and Rabbi Mendel Katzman (pp. 795-817).

"Psychology and theology meet: illness appraisal and spiritual coping," by Donia R. Baldacchino, Josette Borg, Charlene Muscat, and Cassandra Sturgeon (pp. 818-847).

II.   Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, October 2012 (vol. 200, no. 10) --special collection on Religion and Spirituality and Psychiatry, with an opening editorial of that title by John A. Talbott (p. 831).

"Religion, spirituality, and mental health: current controversies and future directions," by Simon Dein, Christopher C. H. Cook, and Harold Koenig (pp. 852-855).

"Religious involvement and DSM-IV 12-month and lifetime major depressive disorder among African Americans," by Robert Joseph Taylor, Linda M. Chatters, and Jamie M. Abelson (pp. 856-862).

"Religiosity as a protective factor in suicidal behavior: a case-control study," by Andre C. Caribe, Rafael Nunez, Diogo Montal, Larissa Ribeiro, Stella Sarmento, Lucas C. Quarantini, and Angela Miranda-Scippa (pp. 863-867).

"The jumping-to-conclusions bias in new religious movements," by Michelle H. Lim, John F. Gleeson, and Henry J. Jackson, (pp. 868-875).

"Religiosity, Magical ideation, and paranormal beliefs in anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a cross-sectional study," by Agorastos Agorastos, Tanja Metscher, Christian G. Huber, Lena Jelinek, Francesca Vitzthum, Christoph Muhtz, Michael Kellner, and Steffen Moritz (pp. 876-884).

III.   Journal of Nursing Management, December 2012 (vol. 20, no. 8) --special issue on Perspectives on Spirituality: Opportunities and Challenges for Nurse Managers and Leaders, with an opening editorial, "Spirituality: the Holy Grail of contemporary nursing practice," by Fiona Timmins and Wilf[red] McSherry (pp. 951-957).

"Spiritual care in nursing: an overview of published international research," by Nell Cockell and Wilfred McSherry (pp. 958-969).

"An integrative review of spiritual assessment: implications for nursing management," by Peter Draper (pp. 970-980).

"Who can give ‘spiritual care’? The management of spiritually sensitive interactions between nurses and patients," by Peter Kevern (pp. 981-989).

"Spirituality and spiritual care from a Careful Nursing perspective," by Therese Connell Meehan (pp. 990-1001).

"Creating conditions for good nursing by attending to the spiritual," by Anne L. Biro (pp. 1002-1011).

"Perspectives of spiritual care for nurse managers," by Bonnie Weaver Battey (pp. 1012-1020).

"A health services framework of spiritual care," by Timothy P. Daaleman (pp. 1021-1028).

"Discourses of spirituality and leadership in nursing: a mixed methods analysis," by Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Barbara Pesut, Richard Sawatzky, Marie Cochrane, and Anne Redmond (pp. 1029-1038).

"The impact of workplace spirituality dimensions on organisational citizenship behaviour among nurses with the mediating effect of affective organisational commitment," by Farahnaz Kazemipour and Salmiah Mohd Amin (pp. 1039-1048).

"How undergraduate nursing students learn to care for patients spiritually in clinical studies – a review of literature," by Tove Giske (pp. 1049-1057).

"Health-related religious rituals of the Greek Orthodox Church: their uptake and meanings," by Georgia Fouka, Sotirios Plakas, Ann Taket, Markella Boudioni, and Michael Dandoulakis (pp. 1058-1068).

"Spiritual leadership and spiritual care in neonatology," by Sílvia Caldeira and Jenny Hall (pp. 1069-1075).

"Screening for spiritual distress in the oncology inpatient: a quality improvement pilot project between nurses and chaplains," by Judith H. Blanchard, Douglas A. Dunlap, and George Fitchett (pp. 1076-1084). [This article was featured as our January 2013 Article-of-the-Month.]

IV.   Depression Research and Treatment, 2012 (vol. 2012/annual) --special issue on Religious and Spiritual Factors in Depression, with an opening editorial of that title by Sasan Vasegh, David H. Rosmarin, Harold G. Koenig, Rachel E. Dew, and Raphael M. Bonelli (3 pp. with no overall sequential numbering for the online articles).

"Religious and spiritual factors in depression: review and integration of the research," by Raphael Bonelli, Rachel E. Dew, Harold G. Koenig, David H. Rosmarin, and Sasan Vasegh (8 pp.).

"Late-life depressive symptoms, religiousness, and mood in the last week of life," by Arjan W. Braam, Marianne Klinkenberg, Henrike Galenkamp, and Dorly J. H. Deeg (10 pp.).

"A pilot survey of clergy regarding mental health care for children," by Leigh Blalock and Rachel E. Dew (5 pp.).

"Influence of spirituality on depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicidality in active duty military personnel," by Laurel L. Hourani, Jason Williams, Valerie Forman-Hoffman, Marian E. Lane, Belinda Weimer, and Robert M. Bray (9 pp.).

"Religious versus conventional psychotherapy for major depression in patients with chronic medical illness: rationale, methods, and preliminary results," by Harold G. Koenig (11 pp.).

"Prospective associations between religiousness/spirituality and depression and mediating effects of forgiveness in a nationally representative sample of United States adults," by Loren L. Toussaint, Justin C. Marschall, and David R. Williams (10 pp.).

"Does death of a family member moderate the relationship between religious attendance and depressive symptoms? The HUNT Study, Norway," by Torgeir Sørensen, Lars J. Danbolt, Jostein Holmen, Harold G. Koenig, and Lars Lien (7 pp.).

"Spiritually integrated treatment of depression: a conceptual framework," by John R. Peteet (6 pp.).

"Longitudinal Relationships of Religion with Posttreatment depression severity in older psychiatric patients: evidence of direct and indirect effects," by R. David Hayward, Amy D. Owen, Harold G. Koenig, David C. Steffens, and Martha E. Payne (8 pp.).

V.   Gerontologist, February 2013 (vol. 53, no. 1) --special section on Religion.

"'You need a song to bring you through': the use of religious songs to manage stressful life events," by Jill B. Hamilton, Margarete Sandelowski, LTC Angelo D. Moore, Mansi Agarwal, and Harold G. Koenig (pp. 26-38).

"Religious attendance and loneliness in later life," by Sunshine Rote, Terrence D. Hill, and Christopher G. Ellison (pp. 39-50).

"Direct and indirect effects of religiosity on valuation of life through forgiveness and social provisions among older incarcerated males," by G. K. Randall and Alex J. Bishop (pp. 51-59).

VI.   Asian Journal of Psychiatry, February 2013 (vol. 6, no. 1) --special section on Spirituality and Psychiatry, part of an ongoing series begun with the June and December 2012 issues (noted below).

"Spirituality, religiosity and alcohol related beliefs among college students," by Mahima Sukhwal and L. N. Suman (pp. 66-70).

"Challenges and conflicts in the delivery of mental health services to ultra-orthodox Jews," by David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum (pp. 71-73).

"Regulation of gene expression by yoga, meditation and related practices: a review of recent studies," by Fahri Saatcioglu (pp. 74-77).

Note: The latest issue Asian Journal of Psychiatry (above) builds upon two earlier special issues from 2012:

VIa.   Asian Journal of Psychiatry, June 2012 (vol. 5, no. 2) --special section and beginning of the series on Spirituality and Psychiatry, with an introduction by Russell D'Souza (p. 179).

"Religion, spirituality and mental health in the West and the Middle East," by Harold G. Koenig, Faten Al Zaben, and Doaa Ahmed Khalifa (pp. 180-182).

"Adapting an evidence-based intervention to REACH Forgiveness for different religions and spiritualities," by Everett L. Worthington, Yin Lin, and Man Yee Ho (pp. 183-185).

"Yoga: A spiritual practice with therapeutic value in psychiatry," by Shivarama Varambally and B.N. Gangadhar (pp. 186-189).

"The sense of the spirit as a form of conversation," by Russell Meares (pp. 190-192).

VIb.   Asian Journal of Psychiatry, December 2012 (vol. 5, no. 4) --special section on Spirituality and Psychiatry, part two in a series, with an opening editorial, "Spirituality and positive mental health," by Matcheri S. Keshavan (p. 289) and an interview from Russell D'Souza (pp. 358-359).

"Sikhism, spirituality and psychiatry," by Gurvinder Kalra, Kamaldeep S. Bhui, and Dinesh Bhugra (pp. 339-343).

"Assessing clinical implications of spiritual experiences," by Alexander Moreira-Almeida (pp. 344-346).

"Holistic health and well-being: A psycho-spiritual/religious and theological perspective," by John Vayalilkarottu (pp. 347-350).

"Relational mindfulness, spirituality, and the therapeutic bond," by Melissa D. Falb and Kenneth I. Pargament (pp. 351-354).

"Controversy or consensus? Recommendations for psychiatrists on psychiatry, religion and spirituality," by Peter J. Verhagen (pp. 355-357).

 

 


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