Religion, Illness, and Healing

REL-C 402 — Fall 2022

Instructor
Candy Gunther Brown
Days and Times
MW 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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.


CASE A&H, CASE DUS, CASE IW