KINE 255 Week 3, Class 2 NOTES
KINE 255 Week 3, Class 2 NOTES 255
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shelby Kolb on Wednesday April 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 255 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Jennifer O’Brien in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Multicultural Health in PHIL-Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
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Date Created: 04/13/16
Class #5; Religion, Spirituality, and Health (cont.) ; People with religious ties have been shown to follow healthier behavioral patterns than the nonreligious. This is related to: o Wider networks of social support than does a strictly secular life Provide purpose and meaning Proscribed behaviors If religion or spirituality are important to patients, should health professionals talk with patients about their beliefs? According to an article in the journal Academic Medicine, more than 75% of US medical schools have incorporated spirituality topics into the curricula. Can help to understand an individual’s decision-making process in care Helps health professionals create a course of action in treatment Dietary practices o Food restrictions and avoidance Sexuality and its purpose (dictates sexual norms) (fertility control- methods and restrictions) Use of drugs End of life decisions o Religious belief may influence decisions to accept/reject optional treatments to prolong life at the end Organ donation Euthanasia = opposed when viewed as murder or suicide or that it will damage karma o Some see as an act of compassion and concern for dignity End of life decisions o Use of advance directives for end of life care = concerns related to appointing one person as the decision maker in collectivists cultures, person undergoing needless suffering, and if you discuss it, it will happen Religion and spirituality play a major role in people’s lives and in their health decisions and behaviors. It has been shown to improve health, but also can contribute to health problems. Notes on the film, “Second Opinion” Not one way to fight an infection Ayurveda is safe and slow Acute condition- western medicine Chronic condition – Ayurveda treatment Ayurveda believes alignment of plants when born affect development of illness 3 laps around the shrine before seeing Hindu doctor process of healing is much more profound. Healing happens on its own different than curing Kapa, Pita, Vata, and 1 other dolces to keep equilibrium Daily massage, etc. improving environment , improving patients Meaning effect or context effect instead of placebo effect Blue pills in Italy worked better for depression than men (different interpretations) Mind and matter; not mind over matter. Placebo of Ayurveda hardest part Last day= final exam. Returns to America continues therapy, oils, medication American MDs who study Ayurveda now working in US
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