Spiritual Health and Persons with Intellectual Disability: A Review

Joav Merrick, Mohammed Morad, Udi Levy

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Abstract

Religion and faith seems to play an important part in medicine and health in spite of the advances of modem medicine. This presentation reviews the present knowledge of the interaction between prayer, religious activity, distant healing and health in general and the few studies involving religion and persons with intellectal disability. Re-suIts from a recent study of spiritual health in residential centers for persons with intellectual disability are also reviewed. It is concluded that there indeed seems to be a connection between spiritual activities and physical health and well-being. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: J -800-342-9678. E-mail address: <getinfo@haworthpressinc.com> Website: <http://www.HaworthPress.com>.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpirituality and Intellectual Disability
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives on the Effect of Culture and Religion on Healing Body, Mind, and Soul
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages113-121
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781317788126
ISBN (Print)9780789016843
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Intellectual disability
  • Israel
  • residential care
  • spiritual activity
  • spiritual health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions

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