Religion, Illness, and Healing

REL-R 532 — Fall 2022

Candy Gunther Brown
Days and Times
MW 11:30AM - 12:45PM
Course Description

Is religion good—or bad—for your health? How should healthcare providers respond to religious beliefs of patients? What ethical and legal questions arise when spiritual healing is integrated with (or replaces) conventional healthcare, or is taught in public schools? Topics include: yoga, mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation, acupuncture, chiropractic, Reiki, pentecostal divine healing, Jehovah’s Witnesses’ refusal of blood transfusions, and ethics in end-of-life care.