The view from above: faith and health

Karam, A., Clague, J. , Marshall, K. and Olivier, J. (2015) The view from above: faith and health. Lancet, 386(10005), e22-e24. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61036-4) (PMID:26159393)

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Abstract

An estimated 84% of the world's population is religiously affiliated.1 Faith is a powerful force in the lives of individuals and communities worldwide. At an individual consumer and provider level, faith can influence both health and behaviours that are relevant for medical practice and care. At a community level, faith-related structures and actors engage in health and development activities that intersect with social determinants of health. At the national level, faith-inspired health providers deliver health care in many contexts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clague, Ms Julie
Authors: Karam, A., Clague, J., Marshall, K., and Olivier, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Lancet
Publisher:The Lancet Publishing Group
ISSN:0140-6736
ISSN (Online):1474-547

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