# Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Clinical Practice: Conference Proceedings

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The present Special Issue Book is a collection of scientific articles from the European Conferences of Religion, Spirituality and Health in 2014 (Malta) and 2016 (Gdansk). The overall theme is “Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Clinical Practice”. Studies are grouped under four main topics: Religion and Spirituality in Patient Care, Spirituality in Physical and Mental Disease, Health Care Professionals and Spirituality, and Faith-Based Services and Programs in Health Care. The chapters illustrate the broad range of topics presented.

Title:Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Clinical Practice: Conference ProceedingsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:234 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.64 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.64 inPublished:May 11, 2018Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038429309

ISBN - 13:9783038429302

## Reviews

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Religion and Spirituality in Patient Care

Integrating Spirituality as a Key Component of Patient Care
doi:10.3390/rel6020476 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Beliefs in Miraculous Healings, Religiosity and Meaning in Life
doi:10.3390/rel6031113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

“I Heard the Voice. I Felt the Presence”: Prayer, Health and Implications for Clinical Practice
doi:10.3390/rel6020670 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Spirituality and Creativity in Coping, Their Association and Transformative Effect:A Qualitative Enquiry
doi:10.3390/rel6020499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Chapter 2: Spirituality in Physical and Mental Disease

Association between Health Behaviours and Religion in Austrian High School Pupils—A
Cross-Sectional Survey
doi:10.3390/rel8100210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Does the Spiritual Well-Being of Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Differ from that of
Pre-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease Patients?
doi:10.3390/rel6010014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Associations among Spirituality, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Depression in Pre-
Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: An Exploratory Analysis in Thai Buddhist Patients
doi:10.3390/rel6041249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Interpretation of Illness in Patients with Chronic Diseases from Poland and Their
Associations with Spirituality, Life Satisfaction, and Escape from Illness—Results from a
Cross Sectional Study
doi:10.3390/rel6030763 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Religious Beliefs and Their Relevance for Treatment Adherence in Mental Illness: A Review
doi:10.3390/rel8080150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Chapter 3: Health Care Professionals and Spirituality

Spiritual Care Education of Health Care Professionals
doi:10.3390/rel6020594 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

The Spiritual Care Team: Enabling the Practice of Whole Person Medicine
doi:10.3390/rel5041161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

How do Psychiatric Staffs Approach Religiosity/Spirituality in Clinical Practice? Differing
Perceptions among Psychiatric Staff Members and Clinical Chaplains
doi:10.3390/rel6030930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Chapter 4: Faith-Based Services and Programs in Health Care

Meaning-Making, Religiousness and Spirituality in Religiously Founded Substance Misuse
Services—A Qualitative Study of Staff and Patients’ Experiences
doi:10.3390/rel6010092 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Moving Forward in Their Journey: Participants’ Experience of Taste & See, A Church-Based
Programme to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food
doi:10.3390/rel8010014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Serenity Spirituality Sessions: A Descriptive Qualitative Exploration of a Christian Resource
Designed to Foster SpiritualWell-Being among Older People in Nursing Homes in Ireland
doi:10.3390/rel6020299 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206