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Mohsin Choudry, Aishah Latif, Katharine G Warburton
For many who pertain to particular theological paradigms, their faith cannot be compartmentalised, but is mobilised to inform all aspects of their being, most notably their ethical and moral persuasions. As clinicians, the concept that there are good and bad deaths is already known; understanding the origin and depth of non-physical suffering, and aiming to alleviate it is not possible without learning the individual experiences and beliefs that go with it. Spiritual care forms a fundamental consideration in the endeavor to address the holistic experience of those patients receiving palliative care...
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Noa Krawczyk, Tianna Negron, Maia Nieto, Deborah Agus, Michael I Fingerhood
BACKGROUND: Treatment for opioid use disorder involving opioid-based pharmacotherapies is considered most effective when accompanied by psychosocial interventions. Peer-led support groups are widely available and have been described by many as fundamental to the recovery process. However, some individuals using medications face stigma in these settings, which can be contradictory and counterproductive to their recovery. METHODS: This article describes the development of the Ability, Inspiration and Motivation or "AIM" group, an alternative peer support group that aims to remove medication stigma from peer-recovery...
February 12, 2018: Substance Abuse
Janet Anderson Yang, Breanna L Wilhelmi, Krista McGlynn
OBJECTIVE: This article presents several client cases to illustrate psychotherapeutic interventions for helping older adults facing later life losses enhance their sense of meaning. METHODS: Cases are derived from the client population of a community mental health clinic which provides psychotherapy for low income, seriously mentally ill, culturally diverse older adults, many of whom experience serious medical illnesses. Over the course of 24 years in this setting, the primary author has observed various interventions which offer possibilities to provide hope and meaning for clients with severe problems...
January 29, 2018: Clinical Gerontologist
Ellen L Davies, Andrea L Gordon, Lemuel J Pelentsov, Adrian J Esterman
BACKGROUND: First episode psychosis (FEP) can be a traumatic experience that may alter an individual's ability to meet their own needs. The Supportive Care Needs Framework (SCNF) could complement the recovery-oriented, person-centred approach that is the current foundation of mental health care. AIM: To identify the supportive care needs (SCNs) of individuals recovering from a FEP. METHODS: A scoping review of the literature was undertaken...
February 10, 2018: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Emily Roberts, Kristopher M Struckmeyer
Family members with a relative with dementia often experience what has been called the "unexpected career of caregiver" and face multifaceted, complex, and stressful life situations that can have important consequences. This exploratory study was designed to address this major public health challenge through the lens of caregiver resilience and caregiver respite programming. While many caregivers report that they derive significant emotional and spiritual rewards from their caregiving role, many also experience physical and emotional problems directly related to the stress and demands of daily care...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Heather Freeman, Nadezhda Vladagina, Elika Razmjou, Christiane Brems
Background: Popular media typically portray yoga as an exercise or posture practice despite the reality that yoga comprised eight practices (called limbs) including ethical behavior, conscious lifestyle choices, postures, breathing, introspection, concentration, meditation, and wholeness. Aim: This study assessed the comprehensiveness of yoga practice as represented in articles in the popular yoga magazine, Yoga Journal. It explored the degree to which articles referenced each of the eight limbs of yoga and other contents (e...
September 2017: International Journal of Yoga
Lixia Chen, Jing Zhang, Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: The aims are to assess the health-promoting lifestyle status of nursing assistants in nursing homes in China and explore the roles of demographic, health conception, perceived health behavior self-efficacy, and job satisfaction in health-promoting lifestyles. METHOD: Using a cross-sectional descriptive design and convenience sampling, 285 nursing assistants from different nursing homes in Hangzhou were investigated using the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II, Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practice Scale, Health Conception Scale, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and a demographic questionnaire to measure their health-promoting lifestyle status...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Hani A Nawafleh, Lourance A Al Hadid, Muwafaq M Al Momani, Marwa Al Barmawi
Spirituality has been recently recognized in many areas around the world as a factor influencing the general health and wellbeing on individuals. There is a scarcity addressing this issue in the Middle East, like many other regions. Perhaps one reason for this is related to the absence of instruments measuring spirituality. The goal of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the spiritual questionnaire in university students in South Jordan. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed on data coming from a sample of university students (n=1269)...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Van Ta Park, Khue Nguyen, Yvonne Tran, Gwen Yeo, Quyen Tiet, Joyce Suen, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about dementia and caregiving among the rapidly growing Vietnamese American population. This qualitative study elicited insights on culturally tailoring an intervention to address mental health needs in Vietnamese American dementia caregivers from Vietnamese American mental health professionals. METHODS: Eight Vietnamese American mental health professionals were interviewed to explore: experiences working with and needs of the community; Vietnamese attitudes toward treatment; and acculturation in Vietnamese caregiving...
January 30, 2018: Clinical Gerontologist
Michael A Robinson, Sharon Jones-Eversley, Sharon E Moore, Joseph Ravenell, A Christson Adedoyin
This article explores the role the Black Church could play in facilitating spiritually sensitive, culturally relevant and gender-specific services to address the mental health and well-being of Black males. The help-seeking behaviors of Black men are examined as the authors offer two theories: the body, mind, spirit, environment, social, transcendent, and health, illness, men, and masculinities that may assist the Black Church in functioning as an effective support networks for healthy Black male mental health...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Shahla Mohamadirizi, Marjan Mohamadirizi, Soheila Mohamadirizi, Fatemeh Mahmoodi
BACKGROUND: Childbirth self-efficacy is one of the most important factors causing a shift in mothers do vaginal delivery. If the mother feels that she can cope well with stress, will be protected from the harmful effects of stress on your health. Self-efficacy contained individual's assessment of her ability to deal with stressful situations. Strengthen the spiritual beliefs of the patient causes her to be a good result every situation even incurable condition. This study aimed to determine the effect of religious-spiritual support on childbirth self-efficacy in primiparous women...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Omar T Sims, Barry A Hong, Shaonin Ji, David E Pollio, Carol S North
The purpose of this study was to compare African American and non-African American hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients on self-reported symptoms of HCV liver disease and psychosocial characteristics commonly affected by it in a sample of 309 patients enrolled in a randomized controlled trial. African Americans (n = 196) rated a higher reliance on religion/spirituality for coping with HCV compared to non-African Americans. This study's findings are a basis for encouragement of public health efforts and programs to seek partnerships with African American faith and religious communities to identify and treat undiagnosed cases of HCV and promote HCV awareness...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Jennifer A Palmer, Elizabeth P Howard, Margaret Bryan, Susan L Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Spiritual well-being enhances older persons' health status. Factors that optimize their spiritual well-being are not well-established. OBJECTIVE: To describe spiritual needs attainment and identify factors associated with such attainment among community-dwelling older persons. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Sixty-five U.S. continuing care retirement communities or independent housing facilities. SUBJECTS: 4077 persons entering the facilities between January 1, 2007 and November 30, 2016...
January 31, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Joseph M Currier, Ryon C McDermott, Wesley H McCormick, Marc C Churchwell, Lori Milkeris
BACKGROUND: There is consensus that struggles with religious faith and/or spirituality likely contribute to risk for suicidal behavior in military populations. However, a lack of longitudinal information has limited the ability to clarify the temporal associations between these variables. METHODS: This study examined cross-lagged associations between key types of spiritual struggles (divine, morality, ultimate meaning, interpersonal relations, and doubting) and indices of risk for suicidal behavior (suicidal ideation and probability of future attempt) in a community sample of veterans who completed assessments spaced apart by six months...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Martha Mathews Libster
The origin story of professional nursing associated with antebellum American faith communities is all but lost. This paper provides historical evidence for professional nursing for that period using a case study approach that examines three faith communities: the Sisters and Daughters of Charity, the Shakers, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The purpose is to present an historical analysis of the three communities' health beliefs, recipes and remedies that were foundational to the spiritual formation and education of professional nurses within their communities...
January 2018: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Hedyeh Riazi, Shima Alaei, Mohammadali Emamhadi, Bashir Nazparvar, Fatemeh Salmani
Background and aim: Sexual violence is a serious public health problem which is common around the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate spiritual health and self-esteem in sexual violence victims. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 66 subjects in the group of sexual violence women and 147 subjects in the group of women with no experience of sexual violence who referred to Tehran Forensic Medical Center and the health centers of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences respectively, in 2015, in Tehran, Iran...
November 2017: Electronic Physician
Belén Ortiz-Gonçalves, Elena Albarrán Juan, Elena Labajo González, Andrés Santiago-Sáez, Bernardo Perea-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes and knowledge in the life's end about palliative care, advance directives, psychological-physical care, medically assisted suicide and spiritual accompaniment. METHOD: A cross-sectional study performed in the population at primary health care center of the Autonomous Region of Madrid (Spain). It participated 425 selected people that a simple random was applied in the consultation sheets of health professionals. They analyzed 42 variables of self-administered questionnaire...
February 2, 2018: Gaceta Sanitaria
Namratha R Kandula, Andrew J Cooper, John A Schneider, Kayo Fujimoto, Alka M Kanaya, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence deKoning, Juned Siddique
BACKGROUND: Understanding the social lives of South Asian immigrants in the United States (U.S) and their influence on health can inform interpersonal and community-level health interventions for this growing community. This paper describe the rationale, survey design, measurement, and network properties of 700 South Asian individuals in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) social networks ancillary study. METHODS: MASALA is a community-based cohort, established in 2010, to understand risk factors for cardiovascular disease among South Asians living in the U...
February 5, 2018: BMC Public Health
Hodan Nalayeh
Healthcare services are often out of sync with cultural, spiritual and religious perspectives on health, death, and grieving. This dissonance affects attitudes and behaviours in seeking and utilizing end-of-life health services and can lead to poor clinical communication, misunderstanding, and anxiety as patients, families and health providers interact during a serious illness. To address a gap in cultural-specific information Canadian Virtual Hospice launched evidence-informed collection of videos of immigrants, refugees, and Indigenous people sharing their stories about the intersection of culture, spirituality, and religion with their experiences of advanced illness, palliative care, and grief...
January 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
James P Canfield, Dana Harley, Vannessa Hunn, Kristen L Haddad, Suk-Hee Kim, Willie Elliott, Lori Mangan
OBJECTIVE: Hope is an important component to adolescents' mental health and well-being. While much study and theory have explored hope, few examine the idea within contextualized factors such as locale. Even fewer have sought to measure hope for urban adolescents. The Urban Adolescent Hope Scale (UAHS) was developed to measure hope in a contextualized manner as guided by previous qualitative inquiry. This study aims to establish initial validation for the UAHS. METHOD: Using findings from qualitative inquiry, a 24-item proposed measure of hope for urban adolescents was developed...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
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