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Međuodnosi religije, životnog stila i zdravlja
Interrelations among Religion, Lifestyle and Health

Author(s): Aida Spahić
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: Religion; health; lifestyle; health care

Summary/Abstract: Despite the lacking of empirical foundation, many health professionals around the world have accepted influence of religion on health, whilst religious affiliation of different social groups are getting increasingly taken into account when formulating health policy in developed democracies. The text is primarily targeted on importance of research in the field of religion, and the related lifestyle, with regard to its impact on the health status of the population, reflecting on its productivity at the end. Religion has become a factor to be taken into serious consideration when creating the health policy in EU, particularly in the field of patient‟s right, based on their religious affiliations. Focusing on effects of religion and religion related lifestyle on health, this article points out the need for affirmation of interdisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of health which will include variables of social sciences. Providing support to such research initiatives, exerts influence on improving, not only scientific research in this area, but also to the functioning of the health care system, which are reflected not only in a better health status of the population, but also on increased satisfaction of citizens with health care services .

  • Issue Year: LIII/2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 177-192
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bosnian