Spiritual concepts in healthcare and in healing

What are the five spiritual concepts Western medicine has to embrace? And can they improve health? How are health care systems in the UK and US embracing and addressing spiritual needs? Here are some answers to the question “Is it Time to Make Time for Spiritual Care?” from my most recent Huffington Post UK blog.

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What do prayer, unconditional love, forgiveness, life’s meaning and purpose, and spiritual practice have in common?

They are five Spiritual Concepts Western Medicine Must Embrace according to Karen Wyatt MD writing on the allnurses website.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the debate in the comments section shows a number of detractors have been energised by the presence of the word “must” in the article’s title.

Nevertheless, a number of studies point to health benefits from such “spiritual concepts”…

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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