Is There a God in Health Care?: Toward a New Spirituality of Medicine

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Discover how physical, mental, and spiritual health can be enhanced by faith

A physician, well-known for praying with his patients, and an award-winning professor of theology share their insights on how religious faith can provide help in the healing processes of today’s health care ministry. Is There a God in Health Care? shares the belief that prayer can be a powerful resource in dealing with illness, whether physical, spiritual, or emotional. The authors avoid rehashing ...

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Overview

Discover how physical, mental, and spiritual health can be enhanced by faith

A physician, well-known for praying with his patients, and an award-winning professor of theology share their insights on how religious faith can provide help in the healing processes of today’s health care ministry. Is There a God in Health Care? shares the belief that prayer can be a powerful resource in dealing with illness, whether physical, spiritual, or emotional. The authors avoid rehashing analytical theories on suffering and the "miracles" of healing they may have seen, instead examining how personal faith can enhance the immune system, how a spiritual outlook can help bear the burden of suffering and grief, and how forbearance and forgiveness are crucial in maintaining a healthy attitude toward life.

Authors William F. Haynes Jr. and Geffrey B. Kelly share their experiences on the nature of faith, spirituality, and the practice of prayer as pathways to the achievement of inner peace, good health, and wholeness when struggling to overcome illness, cope with grief, or finding meaning in suffering. Is There a God in Health Care? examines how, without neglecting proper medical interventions, faith can become a helpful healing resource in times of need. This compelling book presents case studies of patients healed or cured of their illnesses through the power of prayer and stories of actual services in which a religious healer has affected both spiritual healings and physical cures.

Is There a God in Health Care? includes:

  • suggestions for learning how to pray
  • stages of faith and prayer
  • healing a broken heart
  • doctor-patient bonding
  • the physician as spiritual healer
  • the importance of listening
  • God as caregiver
  • accepting God’s plan
  • the mystery of prayers that go unanswered
  • the impact of national and international political policies in present-day health care crises
  • and much more
Is There a God in Health Care? is brimming with compassion and insights that can help everyone involved in the healing professions and anyone who cares for the sick among us.
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Reviewer: Patricia E. Murphy, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book contains the personal and theological reflections of a Christian physician and a Christian theologian on the role of spirituality in healthcare.
Purpose: The book grew out of a retired physician's desire to integrate his experience of prayer for and with patients with theology. Given the growing evidence of a role for spirituality in healthcare, this book provides a model for ethical and theologically based practice.
Audience: Christian healthcare providers who want to deepen their understanding of God and prayer in the face of suffering will value the time they spend with this work.
Features: The coauthors draw on contemporary Protestant and Catholic theology that grew out of the question of God and of suffering in response to the experience of the Holocaust and World War II. The authors address not only personal issues, but also systemic issues of justice and poverty that impact healthcare in our country. Their own thoughtful journey through suffering enhances the credibility of this work.
Assessment: Most healthcare providers do not have the luxury of theological study as a background for the incorporation of spirituality into patient care. This book not only offers information, it also offers colleagues who have consistently reflected on their faith either in providing or in receiving healthcare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789028662
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Haynes Jr., MD, now retired after many years as Senior Attending Physician with the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Medical Center at Princeton, remains active as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine New Jersey. He earned a ThM degree from LaSalle University Graduate School of Religion in May 2001, was awarded the "Graduate Religion Achievement Award," and was inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa—the national honor society for theology and religious studies. He is currently a member of the Honorary Staff at the Medical Center and a visiting lecturer and teacher in the fields of medicine and spirituality.Geffrey B. Kelly is Professor of Systematic Theology at LaSalle University , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Best known for his research and publications on the theology and spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Kelly is past president of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section. The present book is the offshoot of his editorial work for the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition—the new translations and critical editions of the collected writings of Bonhoeffer, which are being published by Fortress Press. Among his recent works on Bonhoeffer are Liberating Faith (2002), The Cost of Moral Leadership (2002), and A Testament to Freedom (1995).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The power of prayer in the health care ministries 1
Ch. 2 Faith : its nature and its work among the sick and needy 21
Ch. 3 Learning prayer 41
Ch. 4 Jesus' healing ministry and sufferings related to personal experiences 69
Ch. 5 Suffering, terminal illness, and the healing ministry 93
Ch. 6 Forgiveness and reconciliation in the healing process 119
Ch. 7 Listening from the heart in health care 139
Ch. 8 Social responsibility, compassion, and spirituality at the national and international level 155
Ch. 9 Healing services : miracles, cures, and hope 175
Ch. 10 Conclusion : health care in the power of the spirit 195
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