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Religion, health and medicine in African Americans: implications for physicians.

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences It seems that hardly a month passes in which patients and physicians are not confronted with information from both the popular media and medical journals regarding the association of religious and spiritual factors with health-related outcomes. In the introduction to Christian Science on Trial: Religious Healing in America , Rennie Schoepflin astutely notes the uncanny resemblance of this contemporary American phenomenon with the emergence of mind healing, religious healing, and, most notably, Christian Science healing over a century ago. The founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, and her early followers share many characteristics with present-day recipients of complementary and alternative medicine: a largely female, [End Page ] well-educated, and middle- to upper-class population; an experience of illness that is chronic and relapsing; and a frustration with a medical system that is unresponsive to their needs. Followers of Christian Science trace their origins to , when Eddy experienced a spontaneous recovery from a serious fall after reading a Gospel account of Jesus's healings.

Recent years have seen a burgeoning of research and writing on the connections between religion and health. The very best of this work comes from epidemiologic studies of African Americans. This paper summarizes results of these investigations, including findings identifying effects of religious participation on both physical and mental health outcomes. Evidence mostly supports a protective religious effect on morbidity and mortality and on depressive symptoms and overall psychological distress among African Americans. This paper also carefully discusses what the results of these studies mean and do not mean, an important consideration due to frequent misinterpretations of findings on this topic. Because important distinctions between epidemiologic and clinical studies tend to get glossed over, reports of religion-health associations oftentimes draw erroneous conclusions that foster unrealistic expectations about the role of faith and spirituality in health and healing. Finally, implications are discussed for clinical practice, medical education and public health.

Access options available:. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences It seems that hardly a month passes in which patients and physicians are not confronted with information from both the popular media and medical journals regarding the association of religious and spiritual factors with health-related outcomes. In the introduction to Christian Science on Trial: Religious Healing in America , Rennie Schoepflin astutely notes the uncanny resemblance of this contemporary American phenomenon with the emergence of mind healing, religious healing, and, most notably, Christian Science healing over a century ago. The founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, and her early followers share many characteristics with present-day recipients of complementary and alternative medicine: a largely female, [End Page ] well-educated, and middle- to upper-class population; an experience of illness that is chronic and relapsing; and a frustration with a medical system that is unresponsive to their needs. Followers of Christian Science trace their origins to , when Eddy experienced a spontaneous recovery from a serious fall after reading a Gospel account of Jesus's healings. Her emphasis on mental healing drew from influential New England mind healer Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, but her discovery, "that sickness disappears when one acknowledges it as a belief that must be replaced by a knowledge that all is God and a reflection of him" p.

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Throughout much of the modern era, faith healing received attention only when it came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the s, however, American culture changed dramatically and religious healing became a commonplace feature of the country's society. The use of complementary and alternative therapies—some connected with spiritual or religious traditions—became widespread, and the growing hospice movement drew attention to the spiritual aspects of medical care. At the same time, changes in immigration laws brought to the United States new cultural communities, each with their own approaches to healing. Cuban santeros, Haitian mambos and oungans, Cambodian Buddhist priests, Chinese herbalist-acupuncturists, and Hmong shamans are only a few of the newer types of American religious healers, often found practicing within blocks of prestigious biomedical institutions. This book offers a collection of chapters examining this new reality.

The standard notion is that biomedicine and religious healing are two completely different practices in modern Western societies. What are the differences and possible similarities between these two? What can these practices learn from each other? A widespread notion in social sciences and in Western public opinion as well, is that in modern societies biomedicine and religious healing are two totally separated and completely different spheres. Biomedicine is based on a distinctive body of scientific knowledge and tries to tackle health problems by medical and pharmaceutical intervention, while religious healing is founded on specific notions that supernatural forces are able to intervene in the body of an ill person. Separate specialists are appropriated to each practice. The separation of biomedicine and religious healing is considered to be the final result of the societal process of differentiation which began in the Middle Ages and has proceeded rapidly especially after about McGuire ,


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