You might like to look at Culture, Religion and Patient Care in a
Multi-Ethnic society by A. Henley and J. Schott. Age Concern publications
1999. This has good basic information plus lots of references to other work
on religion and health. Its also, in my opinion, one of the better books for
health professionals on how to work with diverse communities.
Dr. Lorraine Culley
Reader in Health Studies
Faculty of Health and Community Studies
De Montfort University
Leicester LE7 9SU
Tel. 0116 257 7753. Fax 0116 257 7894
From: Benjamin Jones [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 10:09 AM
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Subject: Religion and Health a recap
good to see some discussion.
there have been all sorts of replies, some telling me categorically that
religion and cause should never be used together. But the majority seem to
focus on our own perceptions of the rights and wrongs of religion.
What I am looking for is any quantitative evidence of difference in health
in the same ethnic group when differentiated by Religion.
Nazroo in 97 shows significant difference in CHD between Indians and African
Asians differentiate by ethnic group.
this is the kind of thing I am after.
But, it does seem as though there are some areas where religion will have an
effect on health.
Birth Control and the prohibition of contraception, particular barrier
Diet, and alcohol
Blood Transfusions/organ transplants
Same sex workers/lack of access.
What can you lot add to this?
opinions/hard data welcome
Patient Profiling Development Officer
PCG Central West
0151 222 2963