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Unformatted text preview: • Research and spirituality o Researchers do not always agree on the definitions of spiritual terms o The placebo effect may hinder spirituality research. o Do the benefits come from a higher power, or are they related to variables such as social support or healthier lifestyle choices? • Five qualities of spiritual health o A sense of peace, meaning, and purpose o Faith in god or a higher power o A feeling of connection to others o Compassion for others • Forgiveness • altruism o participation in religious behaviors or meaningful spiritual rituals • prayer • spending time in natureh...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HLTH 285 taught by Professor Manning during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.
- Fall '07