Religion And Its Impact On Us

1249 WordsApr 26, 20175 Pages
Religion is a subject matter that we unexpectedly experience on a daily basis. Religion may affect us in a number of ways. It could have an impact on us because we follow a particular faith and the understood regulations or principles governing it, or because we live in a society where people assert their faith towards the religion boldly, or maybe because we know that it is a very sensitive and important subject of discussion in the social conversations (Ammerman, 2013). Sometimes it’s better to ask an individual about their health, health history, and current lifestyle, than to ask them anything about the religion they practice or about the ideology of religions practiced by others. I consider religion to be too personal and sensitive…show more content…
In a world dominated by a culture of unscrupulous health habits (Pohjola, 2011), religion offers a path for individuals to commit to something that is beyond them, also to empower people around them (Aghababaei, 2013). This liberation is due to awareness of religious principles; holiness of human life, shared identity, meaningful roles in the community and society at large, a variety of spiritual, social and economic support, social networks, and even leadership for social change and protection in time of conflicts ((Basu-Zharku, 2011; Lucchetti et al., 2014). With these contemplations, I hypothesize that the way Buddhism (specifically Tibetan Buddhism) as a religion and spirituality are felt, lived, and experienced by a particular individual, it will influence that individual’s health. This hypothesis would further help us understand old stereotypes and preconceived opinions that everyone hears about this study. My objective is to better understand the role of Tibetan religion/spirituality in health care and the related responsibilities of healthcare practitioners in the delivery of patient care. In addition to this, I will explore the existing and growing literature on the benefits and detriments of religion and spirituality in health. Finally, with the help of this research, I believe that the religious principles on a larger scale should move towards promoting better healthcare and vice-versa as a means of understanding between the health care provider and the
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