Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Religion and pain : the spiritual dimensions…

Religion and pain : the spiritual dimensions of health care

by Joseph Henry Fichter

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0824501020, Hardcover)

Religion and Pain is an eminently practical work both in its scope and in its methodology. It is a book which recognizes that while all members of all religions are enjoined to relieve pain, a genuinely spiritual ministry itself must be expressed more in deeds than in words. Religion and Pain focuses on hospital and health-care personnel who believe that a religious perspective is essential for a holistic approach to health. The book discusses the attitudes of these health-care professionals - doctors, nurses, administrators, chaplains - to the spiritual side of their work, how they see it changing under new circumstances, how they view its future. As befits a work by one of the leading American religious sociologists, this is a book based on on-site interviews and on an exhaustive questionnaire-survey of 700 staff members in over 300 religious hospitals and other health-care facilities. The result is a study that will help, encourage, and enlighten all who are professionally concerned with creating a total therapeutic community where the medical and the spiritual are recognized as working in tandem.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:05 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,924,360 books! | Top bar: Always visible