Spirituality, religion, and health. An emerging research field.

@article{Miller2003SpiritualityRA,
  title={Spirituality, religion, and health. An emerging research field.},
  author={William R Miller and Carl E. Thoresen},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          24-35
        }
}
The investigation of spiritual/religious factors in health is clearly warranted and clinically relevant. This special section explores the persistent predictive relationship between religious variables and health, and its implications for future research and practice. The section reviews epidemiological evidence linking religiousness to morbidity and mortality, possible biological pathways linking spirituality/religiousness to health, and advances in the assessment of spiritual/religious… Expand

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