The Women with Wings Foundation

Article: Self Compassion in Clinical Practice

This article by Germer and Neff outline the principles of compassionate care.

Article: Presence__Spiritual Care in Nursing

This article argues that while not all nurses are comfortable with spiritual care, nurses may be comfortable with enacting presence. Presence, an encompassing element in spiritual care, might be a ...

Study: Compassion_Competence_in_Nurses.pdf

The purpose of study was to identify the attributes of the concept of compassion competence for nurses. A hybrid model was used to develop the concept, which included fieldwork performed. The concept ...

Study: Quality_of_Life_Chemotherapy

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of educational interventions on breast cancer patients during chemotherapy, with a secondary aim of focusing on describing symptoms in patients ...

Study: Nature and Mortality.pdf

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who live in “greener” areas, with more vegetation around, have a lower risk of mortality. The health benefits are ...

Research: Depression in Resident Physicians

The Prevalence of Depression and Depressive Symptoms among Resident Physicians, JAMA December 8, 2015. 

Music and Medicine: Harnassing Discipline and Creativity

Article and references written by Lisa M. Wong, MD, published in the AMA Journal of Ethics. Music and healing have been inextricably linked throughout history.

Creativity_and_Spirituality_in_Nursing

Creative modalities offer nurses a new perspective on how to care for patients. The link between creativity and healing is well documented. In response to this, many hospitals have instituted ...

Pilot Study: Chaplaincy Intervention and Cystic Fibrosis

Testing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Chaplaincy Intervention to Improving Treatment Attitudes and Self-Efficacy of Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis: A Pilot Study

Art, Healing and Public Health

This review explores the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes.

Research: Walking and Creativity

A study conducted by Stanford University shows the positive effect that walking has on creativity and creative ideation.

Latest Stats on Cancer Deaths

Research collected by the National Cancer Institute. No longer the second leading cause of death in 21 states - cancer is THE leading cause of death in nearly half of the United States.

Closing in on Cancer

Stanford University article on the latest discovery toward a cure. January/February 2016

Control Over Brain Activation and Pain

Patients can learn to successfully control regions of the brain through meditation and mindfulness, leading to positive impacts on pain and disease.

Mindfulness_Practice_Increases_Brain_Gray_Matter_Density_Holzel

Psychiatry research and neuroimaging: mindfulness practice leads to increased brain gray matter density.

Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditation has demonstrable, positive effects on brain and immune functions.

Positive Emotions Positive Health

UC Berkeley researchers find that creativity and engaging in art may help to lower inflammation that leads to disease, including diabetes, heart attacks and cancer.

Arts America_HealthWellness

An excellent research-based essay on the future of healthcare and the critical role the arts will play in whole-patient care.

Presentation: Research on The Power of Spirituality

Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University School of Medicine shares four areas of research ...

Presentation: Moving from Stress to Spiritual Care

Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University School of Medicine, presents a very thorough ...