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Afterword: A Physician's Reflections

Harold G. Koenig

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The description of healing provided in this book has cast a wide net, including much more than just physical healing but also healing in relationships with others, healing in relationship with one's ... More


Envy and the Challenges to Good Health

Richard H. Smith, David J. Y. Combs, and Stephen M. Thielke

in Envy: Theory and Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many scholars over the centuries and across cultures have claimed that envy has a special capacity to create ill effects on mental and even physical wellbeing. Envy is claimed to have an enveloping, ... More


Physical Support for Performance

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.03
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter forges an overall philosophy regarding physical well-being as a necessary component of successful performance. Despite some short-term appearances to the contrary, adopting a lifestyle ... More


Social Health

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Most definitions of health refer to physical, emotional, and social well-being. This chapter focuses on the social component and reviews measures of social adjustment, social disability, social ... More


Religion and Healing: The Four Expectations

Martin E. Marty

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious approaches to healing and physical well-being can present physicians, nurses, medical researchers, and other health care professionals with a veritable maze. The claims of flamboyant and ... More


Religion and the Human Meaning of Environmental Crisis

Roger S. Gottlieb

in A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are more diffuse, harder to identify, but equally threatening dimensions of the environmental crisis, besides the physical threat and physical loss. There is not only a danger to our physical ... More


Incorporating Biophilic Design through Living Walls: The Decision-Making Process

Clayton Bartczak, Brian Dunbar, and Lenora Bohren

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

For the last few thousand years, people have constructed increasingly complex structures to shield themselves from the outside world. However, this seems to have come at a price to their physical and ... More


Clarifying Medical Bankruptcy

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores medical bankruptcy, which is a much-debated topic, with most questions focused on exactly how many people file for it and how often it occurs. In 2005, Elizabeth Warren and her ... More


The Moment of Danger

Deborah R. Coen

in The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226111810
eISBN:
9780226111834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111834.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the psychological effects of earthquakes. It discusses the discipline of trauma psychiatry, which studies the mental condition of earthquake survivors. The chapter examines the ... More


Self Interest

Alexander Gillespie

in International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713456
eISBN:
9780191781896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at the self-interest argument in the field of environmental protection and environmental policy and law in the international setting. The axiom of self interest, commonly ... More


Is Kragur Poor?

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author shares his views about whether Kragur is a poor village. He takes note of some of the signs of poverty among Kragur villagers, from going barefoot and cooking over open ... More


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