According to the Pew Research Center, more than four fifths of people in the world are aligned with some tradition. Through both their explicit teachings and their cultural traditions, religious frameworks shape society and how people make decisions. When it comes to health and healing, questions as broad as “Why would this happen to ME?” or as specific as “Is this kosher?” are often answered or guided by faith traditions. Patients of different faiths have particular needs for caregiver relationship, nutrition and medication, end-of-life choices, and family involvement, as well as distinct worldviews of what it means to be healthy.
With this series, ISH aims to explore how people consider health, and what they expect of medical care, historically and currently, through the lens of these five major world religions. We feel education in this topic is essential, particularly in Houston, one of the most ethnically and spiritually diverse metropolitan areas in the U.S. and home to largest medical center in the world.
Cosponsored by the Rice University Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance:
2019 World Religions and Health Series Information Coming Soon!
*5.0 CEU for LPC, LMFT, LMSW