Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies

Background, Research, and Applications

Authors: Koenig, Harold G., Shohaib, Saad Al

  • Provides a history of Muslim beliefs and traditions, emphasizing medicine and health
  • Academically rigorous while also accessible and easy to read
  • Objective, balanced, well referenced
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About this book

From the first hospitals to pioneering pharmacy techniques, the early history of medicine reflects the groundbreaking contributions of Islamic physicians and scientists. Less recognized, however, is the impact of Islam on the health and daily health practices of modern day Muslims.

Meticulously documented with current research sources and relevant religious texts, Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies sheds light on the relationships between Muslim beliefs and physical, psychological, and social health. Background chapters trace Muslim thought on health and healing as it has evolved over the centuries to the present. The authors provide even-handed comparisons with Christianity as the two traditions approach medical and ethical questions, and with Christian populations in terms of health outcomes, assuring coverage that is not only objective but also empirically sound and clinically useful. And as the concluding chapters show, understanding of these similarities and differences can lead to better care for clients, cost-effective services for communities, and healthier Muslim populations in general. Included among the book's topics:

  • Muslim beliefs about health, healing, and healthcare
  • Similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian health beliefs
  • Impact of religion on physical, mental, and community health in Muslims
  • Understanding how Islam influences health
  • Applications for clinical practice
  • Implications for public health

Cultural awareness is critical to improving both individual client health and public health on a global scale. Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies is essential reading for clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses, and will be informative for the general reader as well.

About the authors

Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He is also a distinguished adjunct professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and geriatric medicine, and is also a registered nurse. Dr. Koenig is Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center, and has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 350 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and nearly 40 books in print or in preparation. He is considered by biomedical scientists as one of the world’s top experts on religion and health. Saad Saleh Alshohaib, MBBCH, FACP is professor of medicine and nephrology at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), chairman of nephrology at both KAU and the International Medical Center in Jeddah, and director of the hemodialysis unit at KAU. He completed medical school and internship at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, after which he did a fellowship in medicine and in nephrology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a member of both the American Board of General Medicine and the American Board of Nephrology. In addition, he holds memberships in the Arab Society of Nephrology, the Saudi Society of Nephrology, and is founder and ex-president of the Nephrology Club in the western region of Saudi Arabia. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and two dozen published case reports and letters, and has given presentations on renal diseases at scientific conferences throughout the world.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Historical Background

    Koenig, Harold G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Muslim Beliefs, Practices, and Values

    Koenig, Harold G. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Beliefs About Health, Healing, and Healthcare

    Koenig, Harold G. (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Christian Beliefs, Practices, and Values

    Koenig, Harold G. (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Differences and Similarities

    Koenig, Harold G. (et al.)

    Pages 81-108

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05873-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05872-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37690-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies
Book Subtitle
Background, Research, and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05873-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05873-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05872-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37690-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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