Spirituality in medicine

Authored by: Athar Yawar

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138214675
eBook ISBN: 9781315445489
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315445489-24

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Abstract

Medicine is the craft of healing a human being, but schools of medicine differ in their concepts of what a human being is and how to heal. Many cultures have religious healing, which concentrates on the welfare of the soul; biological healing, in which a human being is seen as an organism with life forces, phases, and relationships; and magical healing, in which the practitioner aims to work with or control souls, including those of usually unseen beings.

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