Annual Meeting: 2008 Paper Sessions

Below you will find abstracts, contact information and presentation materials that have been made available by the paper presenters at the 1st Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology & Health. You may search by Room or Author, or scroll down to see information about all of the sessions.

Room

A | B | C | E | F | RJR Auditorium

Presenter

Address Blasdell Daugherty Grant Lazar Shepherd
Ai Boelens Day Grossoehme O'Conner  Sheridan
Bagchi Canada Dew Holt Rasinski Silverman
Belcher Caplan Dose Hooten Rennebohm VanLoon
Berry Chase-Ziolek Gleason Jackson Schaefer Wiist
Bertolino Dalmida Gordon Klink Schumacher Wilson




Room A

2:00 - 2:50 PM

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"St. Ignatius on the Psychiatric Ward: Spiritual Practices for a Multicultural Setting"
Elizabeth Stanhope Gordon, JD, MDiv
PhD Student
Graduate Theological Union

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"Evidence-based Spiritual Care Best Practices"
Rev. John J. Gleason, DMin
ACPE Supervisor Emeritus
Greenwood, Indiana
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3:00 - 3:50 PM

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"The Use of Prayer in Clinical Practice: Implications for Professional Practice and Education"
Michael J. Sheridan, PhD, MSW
Visiting Scholar and Director of Research
Center for Spirituality and Social Work
The Catholic University of America

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"A Randomized Clinical Intervention Study of the Effects of Prayer on Subects with Depression and Anxiety"
Peter A. Boelens, MD, MPH
Chairman, Christian Economic Corporation
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

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4:00 - 4:50 PM

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"Contemplative Religious Practice and Medicine's Missing Dimension"
Ken Wilson, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Duke University
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"Buddhists' Health and Religious Practices"
Bill Wiist, DHSc, MPH
Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Northern Arizona University
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Co-authors: Bruce Sullivan, PhD; Heidi Wayment, PhD; Meghan Warren, PhD

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Room B

2:00 - 2:50 PM

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"Spirituality in Public Health: Moving Beyond Population Access to Understanding Communal Context and its Influence over Health"
Elizabeth G. Hooten, MSPH, ScD
Research Associate
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke University Medical Center
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"The Response of the Faith-Based Organizations to the Needs of people in Post Datrina New Orleans"
Dr. William Day
Professor
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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3:00 - 3:50 PM

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"Implementation of The American Heart Association's Search Your Heart Curriculum"
Suparna Bagchi, MSPH
Graduate Research Assistant
Doctoral Student
UAB School of Public Health
Co-author: Shauntice Allen
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"Spiritual Issues that May impact the Well Being of Health Care Providers"
Patrick J O'Conner, MD, MPH
Senior Clinical Investigator
HealthPartners Research Foundation

4:00 - 4:50 PM

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"An Analysis of Spiritual Expression and Spiritual Care among Geriatric Nurses"
Anne E. Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FANE, FAAN
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
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Co-author: Margaret Griffiths, MSN, RN

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"Measuring Clinically Relevant Differences in Physicians' Religious and Spiritual Characteristics"
Kenneth A. Rasinski, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Medicine
The University of Chicago
Co-authors: Farr A. Curlin, MD

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Room C

2:00 - 2:50 PM

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"Enhanced Spiritual Transformation in Cancer Patients Following Intervention with peer Patient Narratives"
J. Patrick Daugherty, MD, DMin, PhD
Director
Northwest Alabama Cancer Center
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"Utilization of Religion and Spirituality by African American Cancer Patients in Coping with their Illness"
Lee S. Caplan, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor
Morehouse School of Medicine
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3:00 - 3:50 PM

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"Stress and Religious Coping among People Living with HIV/AIDS"
Safiya George Dalmida, PhD, APRN-BC
Visiting Scholar, Assistant Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University

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"Paradigm Shift towards Positive Health & Healthspan Outcomes in Orthospedic Events for Ageing Diverse Populations"
Christine Grant, PhD
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University

4:00 - 4:50 PM

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"Religious/Spiritual Coping by Parents of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease: A Pilot Study"
Daniel H. Grossoehme, DMin, BCC
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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"Depression in College: How Does Religiosity Help?"
Devon Berry, BSN, MSN, PhD, RNC
Assistant Professor
College of Nursning
University of Cincinnati
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Room E

2:00 - 2:50 PM

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"The contemporary study of faith, health, and medicine: Negation and affirmation via a historical perspective"
Amy L. Ai, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Washington
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Co-author: Monika Ardelt, PhD

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"What happens next? Towards a narrative paradigm of a faith profession in adults and an empirical study of religious outcomes"
Mrs. Caroline Shepherd, MA
PhD Student
Heythrop College University of London, UK

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3:00 - 3:50 PM

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"Spiritual Care Through the Prisms of Mental Illness and Process Theology"
Craig Rennebohm, DMin
Chaplain
Mental Health Chaplaincy
Seattle, WA
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"Deep Theology: A Reflection on Suffering Informed by Contemporary Science"
Jame Schaefer, PhD
Systematic Theology, Ethics
Marquette University
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4:00 - 4:50 PM

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"Making Sense of Sadness: Depression, Theology and Pastoral Care in the Prozac Age"
Aaron Klink, MAR, MDiv
Chaplain Resident
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Durham, NC
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"Spirituality and Practices of Caring: Unique Aspects of Pastoral Care"
Rev. Dianne Bertolino, MDiv, ThM, PhD
Head of Department Chaplaincy & Spiritual Services
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, QEII Medical Centre
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Room F

2:00 - 2:50 PM

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"Jewish Perspectives on Health, Healing and Wholeness"
Gila Silverman, MPH
PhD Student
University of Arizona
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Co-author: Michele F. Prince, LCSW, MAJCS
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"The Contribution of an Ideological vs. Instrumental Motherhood Orientation to the Psychological Functioning of Religious Jewish Mothers of Large Families"
Aryeh Lazar, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of I/O Psychology
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Ariel University Center of Samaria
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3:00 - 3:50 PM

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"Developing a Practical Theology of Health and Wellness"
Rabbi Richard F. Address
Director, Department of Jewish Family Concerns
Union for Reform Judaism
Adjunct Professor, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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"Meaning of the Experience of Spirituality at the End of Life"
Ann Marie Dose, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Clinical Nurse Researcher
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic

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4:00 - 4:50 PM

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"Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Descriptive Study of the Experience"
Nancy D. Blasdell, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Rhode Island College School of Nursing
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"The Use of Alternative Therapies to Lower Blood Pressure in Older African Americans"
Susan J. Schumacher, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
North Carolina A & T State University
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RJR Auditorium

2:00 - 2:50 PM

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"Health and Human Flourishing among Clergy"
Mary Chase-Ziolek, PhD, RN
Director, Center for Faith and Health
Professor of Health Ministries
North Park Theological Seminary
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"The Effects of an Interpersonal Forgiveness Intervention on the Personal and Professional Lives of Clergy"
Dr. Preston VanLoon, EdD
Associate Professor
Iowa Wesleyan College
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3:00 - 3:50 PM

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"A 3-Factor Model for the FACIT-Sp"
Andrea Canada, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

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"Development and validation of instruments to assess potential mechanisms of the religion-health connection"
Cheryl L. Holt, PhD
Assistant Professor
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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4:00 - 4:50 PM

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"Religious and Spiritual Mediators for Psychosocial Health Risk among African American Women"
Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD
Senior Scientist
Atlanta Regional Health Forum

"Sociocultural Factors in Adolescent Depression"
Rachel E. Dew, MD, MHS
Assistant Consulting Professor
Duke University Medical Center
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Co-Authors: Stephanie S. Daniel, PhD; David B. Goldston, PhD; W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS; Cyrus Schleifer, MA; Mary Francis Triplett, MA; Harold G. Koenig, MD MHSc

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