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Our Mission
ICIHS is an organization dedicated to the integration of health and spirituality. We provide strategic direction to define and advance this emerging field through multi-disciplinary collaboration with organizations, researchers, educators, clinicians, and patients. These alliances, along with our comprehensive research-based resources, assist our members in achieving excellence.
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Spirituality & Medicine Connection©
Volume 5, Issue 2, Summer 2001
"Spiritual Coping With Chronic Illness"
by Kenneth I. Pargament, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
It has been known for a while that spirituality is linked to the outcomes of illness. Now we are beginning to learn why. By studying specific methods of spiritual coping, researchers are gaining greater insight into the concrete workings of spiritual life, their connections to health, and more generally, the human capacity for transcendence.
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Featured Research
As noted in the Washington Post on August 13, 2001, "There has been a lot of research suggesting that being religious is good for a person's health. Now, a study suggests that struggling with religious beliefs during an illness diminishes the chances of recovering." Click here to find out more….
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