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Cheryl Ann Green
Prayer is viewed in modern medicine as a complimentary alternative treatment. However, to many patients, it is a source of hope and comfort. Patients, when facing illness, advanced disease, disability or death, can benefit from prayer. For healthcare providers, comfort with praying with patients can be deemed as unprofessional conduct or blurred therapeutic boundaries, particularly, when prayer is offered to patients' unsolicited by the patient or their family member(s). Therefore, it is imperative that healthcare providers await the request of prayer by the patient before prayer is initiated...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Danielle Worthington, Patricia A Deuster
Spirituality is a key interweaving and interacting domain, and an integral component for maintaining Special Operations Forces readiness; however, it remains an under-researched and likely one of the most poorly understood domains of Preservation of the Force and Family and Total Force Fitness initiatives. Although there are numerous factors that contribute to spiritual performance or spiritual fitness, core values and value-directed living are essential. An initial step toward spiritual performance or fitness is developing core values and identity, followed by a second step toward spiritual performance or fitness, which is developing an increased awareness and deeper understanding of those values...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Özge Öz, Birsen Altay
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine associations among sociodemographic characteristics, urinary incontinence (UI) characteristics, UI-specific quality of life and self-esteem, and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions for UI. DESIGN: Correlational-descriptive research. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: This sample comprised 394 female patients 18 years or older cared for in the urology and gynecology outpatient clinics of a university hospital in Samsun, Turkey...
March 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Elizabeth V Kinchen, Victoria Loerzel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore student nurses' openness to using or recommending holistic therapies, the strategies they use to manage stress from school or work, and their perceptions of the impact of holistic therapies on personal health. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative component of a quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study. METHODS: A convenience sample of undergraduate nursing students in a southeastern U.S. university completed baseline surveys, including demographics and three open-ended questions regarding attitudes toward holistic therapies and strategies used for stress management...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
Jennifer Huberty, Jeni Matthews, Jenn A Leiferman, Chong Lee
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of complementary approaches in pregnant women with a history of miscarriage and to investigate whether a miscarriage is associated with the use of complementary approaches during their pregnancy. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey was distributed to pregnant women residing in the United States (N=890). RESULTS: Women who had a history of miscarriage, were Caucasian, were college educated, reported a high income, had low depression scores, and had low anxiety scores (all P<0...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Andrea Garolla, Riccardo Selice, Massimo Menegazzo, Umberto Valente, Filiberto Zattoni, Massimo Iafrate, Tommaso Prayer-Galetti, Marina Gardiman Paola, Alberto Ferlin, Andrea Di Nisio, Carlo Foresta
STUDY QUESTION: To investigate whether sperm recovery is related to clinical features, hormone parameters and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS). SUMMARY ANSWER: This study provides three interesting insights: i) the probability to retrieve sperm is not related to testicular volume; ii) TRT does not affect sperm retrieval rate (SRR); iii) reduced levels of LH and FSH represent a negative predictor of sperm retrieval in patients with TRT...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
Grazia Caleo, Jennifer Duncombe, Freya Jephcott, Kamalini Lokuge, Clair Mills, Evita Looijen, Fivi Theoharaki, Ronald Kremer, Karline Kleijer, James Squire, Manjo Lamin, Beverley Stringer, Helen A Weiss, Daniel Culli, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Jane Greig
BACKGROUND: Little is understood of Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission dynamics and community compliance with control measures over time. Understanding these interactions is essential if interventions are to be effective in future outbreaks. We conducted a mixed-methods study to explore these factors in a rural village that experienced sustained EVD transmission in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone. METHODS: We reconstructed transmission dynamics using a cross-sectional survey conducted in April 2015, and cross-referenced our results with surveillance, burial, and Ebola Management Centre (EMC) data...
February 13, 2018: BMC Public Health
A Ofori-Atta, J Attafuah, H Jack, F Baning, R Rosenheck
BACKGROUND: Care of people with serious mental illness in prayer camps in low-income countries generates human rights concerns and ethical challenges for outcome researchers. Aims To ethically evaluate joining traditional faith healing with psychiatric care including medications (Clinical identifier NCT02593734). METHOD: Residents of a Ghana prayer camp were randomly assigned to receive either indicated medication for schizophrenia or mood disorders along with usual prayer camp activities (prayers, chain restraints and fasting) (n = 71); or the prayer camp activities alone (n = 68)...
January 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
Krysta S Barton, Tyler Tate, Nancy Lau, Karen B Taliesin, Elisha D Waldman, Abby R Rosenberg
CONTEXT: Supporting patients' spiritual needs is central to palliative care. Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) may be developing their spiritual identities; it is unclear how to navigate conversations concerning their spiritual needs. OBJECTIVES: To (1) describe spiritual narratives among AYAs based on their self-identification as religious, spiritual, both, or neither; and, (2) identify language to support AYA spiritual needs in keeping with their self-identities...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Paul C Vitz
This paper addresses the problem of pressure on a person to forgive that often makes forgiveness impossible or superficial. It proposes that clients who are unwilling or unable to forgive can still be encouraged to let go of interpersonal hatred because it is psychologically harmful to them. The issue of forgiving the person toward whom the hatred is directed can be treated more easily later, after the hatred has been removed or at least much reduced. The present theoretical approach distinguishes between anger and hatred; it provides a brief understanding of the origin of hatred from an object relations perspective with a focus on splitting...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Mohammad W Kadi, Nadeem Ali, Hussain Mohammed Salem Ali Albar
A number of studies have reported the occurrence of phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in indoor settled dust from different occupational and residential settings around the world but limited studies are available from public and religious places. In recent decades Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has experienced tremendous industrial growth especially in the petroleum industries, and as result environmental issues related with such industries have also increased but scientific data is still scarce to understand the impact on public health...
January 29, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Genady Drozdinsky, Amir Agabaria, Rona Zuker-Herman, Micheal J Drescher, Tony Bleetman, Shachaf Shiber
BACKGROUND: During the Ramadan fast Muslims celebrate a month of prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting, and nightly feasts. We aimed to assess whether acute pancreatitis (AP) is more common during the Ramadan fast in individuals who celebrate it. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at the emergency department of Rabin Medical Center, Israel. We compared the occurrence of AP in a fasting population and a nonfasting population during the Ramadan versus the rest of the year...
January 30, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Kirk A Johnson
Depression is a growing issue within the field of medicine. It negatively impacts individuals' lives and the people they are most connected to. For decades, medical professionals have been searching for solutions to assist those who are suffering from this illness. The use of drugs has not been a sufficient means of treatment to alleviate depression and its symptoms. There is a dire need to expand therapeutic interventions that can attribute meaningful recovery for victims of depression. One means of positive treatment is the use of prayer...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
U M Aliyu, K J Awosan, M O Oche, A O Taiwo, A O Jimoh, E C Okuofo
BACKGROUND: The rate of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among cancer patients is on the increase worldwide. This is due to the innate urge among humans to try new and alternative ways of medicine, especially where conventional medicine failed to provide satisfactory solution such as in sickle cell disease and cancer. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and correlates of CAM use among cancer patients in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, Nigeria...
December 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Azadeh Hojreh, Jutta Gamper, Maria T Schmook, Michael Weber, Daniela Prayer, Christian J Herold, Iris-Melanie Noebauer-Huhmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of hand MRI in age assessment in adolescents using the Greulich-Pyle (GP) atlas criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two radiologists, who were blinded to the study subjects' chronologic ages, semi-objectively evaluated 1.5-T MRIs of the left hands of ten patients (13.5 ± 2.6 years) who had left-hand radiographs and 50 healthy volunteers (15 ± 2 years). RESULTS: A coronal T1-weighted, volumetric, interpolated, breath-hold examination with water excitation (T1 VIBE-3D-WE) achieved the best image quality...
January 25, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Shiraz I Mishra, Heidi Rishel Brakey, Miria Kano, Frances R Nedjat-Haiem, Andrew L Sussman
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of information regarding health related quality of life (HRQoL) of young adults (YAs) with cancer and caregivers. Therefore, we characterize YA and caregiver perspectives on the impact of cancer and its treatment on HRQoL. METHODS: We conducted descriptive qualitative in-depth, semi-structured interviews with YAs receiving cancer care at an academic health center in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) and primary informal caregivers. The interviews, conducted from September through December 2015, focused on perspectives on the impact of the disease and its treatment in terms of physical and emotional effects, coping, and strategies to enhance HRQoL...
February 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
John W Lace, Paul J Handal
The present study provided a methodological critique regarding psychometric investigations of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) and its variants. Nine hundred seventeen (630 females and 287 males) university students (M age = 19.24) completed the DUREL, the Personal Religious Inventory, and the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale online. Confirmatory factor analyses were performed to assess a three-factor (organizational religious activity; non-organizational religious activity; and intrinsic religiosity) and a unidimensional model of the DUREL...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Erna Rochmawati, Rick Wiechula, Kate Cameron
Experiencing life-threatening illness could impact on an individual's spirituality or religious beliefs. In this paper, we report on a study which explored cultural elements that influence the provision of palliative care for people with cancer. A contemporary ethnographic approach was adopted. Observations and interviews were undertaken over 3 months with 48 participants, including palliative care staff, patients, and their families. An ethnographic data analysis framework was adopted to assist in the analysis of data at item, pattern, and structural levels...
January 16, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
Reena George, Kumar Narayanan
A sense of failure and guilt can often be associated with the death of a patient. Using the Serenity Prayer as a framework, we present autobiographical narratives describing encounters that happened in Vellore, India over a hundred years apart. Powerlessness in the face of death, we suggest, is not the same as ignorance or incompetence. It could well be the breakthrough to a deeper wisdom and lasting empowerment.
July 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
Sheria G Robinson-Lane, April Hazard Vallerand
Black older adults often experience disparities in pain treatment that results in unmet pain needs. The aims of this study were to assess the pain management experiences of a group of community dwelling Black older adults and identify gaps in clinical practice. A qualitative, descriptive design was employed using the methodology of ethnography. The setting was an urban, low-income, community elderly housing high-rise facility. Participants included facility residents (n = 106); of these, 20 completed structured qualitative interviews...
December 13, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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