ARE PSYCHIATRIC PRECONCEPTIONS AGAINST PASTORAL CARE SCIENTIFICALLY APPROVED?

Authors

  • Adamantios G. Avgoustidis University of Athens

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v7i1.17

Keywords:

Spirituality, religion, psychiatry, mental health, pastoral care, therapeutic intervention.

Abstract

Clergy and psychiatrists should be natural allies in mental health care. Yet mutual misunderstandings and negative preconceptions remain to be overcome. This article explores some of these misunderstandings and preconceptions as they operate in the field of psychiatry, and suggests ways in which they might be broken down.

Author Biography

Adamantios G. Avgoustidis, University of Athens

Rev. Dr Adamantios G.Avgoustidi is Psychiatrist, Theologian, Lecturer at the University of Athens, Greece.

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Published

2013-04-10

How to Cite

Avgoustidis, A. (2013). ARE PSYCHIATRIC PRECONCEPTIONS AGAINST PASTORAL CARE SCIENTIFICALLY APPROVED?. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 17-20. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v7i1.17