Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatric Care: LookinG Back, Looking Ahead

James K. Boehnlein

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Cultural psychiatry has been an important contributor to the enhanced dialogue between psychiatry and religion in the past couple of decades. During this time, religion and spirituality have become more prominent in mainstream psychiatry in a number of areas of study and clinical care, including refugee and immigrant health, trauma and loss, psychotherapy, collaboration with clergy, bioethics, and psychiatric research. In looking towards the future, there is a great deal of promise for future enhancement of the study of religion and spirituality in psychiatric education, research, and clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-651
Number of pages18
JournalTranscultural Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • psychiatry
  • religion
  • religious studies
  • spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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