Bringing Religion and Spirituality into Psychiatric Treatment
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1735 , Segment 5
Episode: Deep Kindness, Native Americans and Polynesians, Harry Burn
- Nov 19, 2021 9:00 pm
- 15:52 mins
Treatment for people experiencing severe mental distress in hospitals typically ignores a patient’s spiritual or religious beliefs. For many people, religious beliefs are a source of strength in coping with emotional distress or mental health problems. For others, those beliefs exacerbate the problem. Either way, ignoring spirituality doesn't make a lot of sense according to psychologist David Rosmarin. He's developed a program called SPIRIT that's been tested with patients at McLean Psychiatric Hospital.