ceremonial behavior

Summary

Summary: A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Cutaneous larva migrans among devotees of the Nallur temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Selvam Kannathasan
    Division of Parasitology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 7:e30516. 2012
  2. ncbi [Destiny of prepuce between Quran and DRG]
    G B Parigi
    Cattedra di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, 27100 Pavia
    Pediatr Med Chir 25:96-100. 2003
  3. pmc Rituals, ceremonies and customs related to sacred trees with a special reference to the Middle East
    Amots Dafni
    Institute of Evolution, Haifa University, Haifa 31905, Israel
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:28. 2007
  4. ncbi Dental mutilations and associated alveolar bone pathology in African skulls of the anthropological skull collection, Charité, Berlin
    Peter A Reichart
    Department of Oral Surgery and Dental Radiology, Charite Campus Virchow Klinikum, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    J Oral Pathol Med 37:50-5. 2008
  5. ncbi Earth and shadow: substance, medicine and mobility in the history of Ghana's Tongnaab shrines
    John Parker
    History Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:257-70. 2011
  6. pmc Substance and materiality? The archaeology of Talensi medicine shrines and medicinal practices
    Timothy Insoll
    Archaeology, School of Arts, Histories, and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:181-203. 2011
  7. ncbi Assessment of addiction severity among ritual users of ayahuasca
    Josep Maria Fábregas
    Instituto de Etnopsicología Amazónica Aplicada IDEAA, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
    Drug Alcohol Depend 111:257-61. 2010
  8. ncbi Traditional practices, beliefs and uses of medicinal plants in relation to maternal-baby health of Criollo woman in central Argentina
    Gustavo J Martinez
    Museo de Antropología, Facultad de Filosofia y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Hipólito Irigoyen 174, 5000 Cordoba, Republica Argentina
    Midwifery 24:490-502. 2008
  9. ncbi Complications of circumcision in Israel: a one year multicenter survey
    Jacob Ben Chaim
    Pediatric Urology Unit, Dana Children s Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:368-70. 2005
  10. ncbi Testimonial therapy. A pilot project to improve psychological wellbeing among survivors of torture in India
    Inger Agger
    Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims, Denmark
    Torture 19:204-17. 2009

Detail Information

Publications182 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Cutaneous larva migrans among devotees of the Nallur temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Selvam Kannathasan
    Division of Parasitology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    PLoS ONE 7:e30516. 2012
    ..Many cases of Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM) have been observed among devotees, during and immediately after the annual festival at the Nallur Hindu temple in Jaffna...
  2. ncbi [Destiny of prepuce between Quran and DRG]
    G B Parigi
    Cattedra di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, 27100 Pavia
    Pediatr Med Chir 25:96-100. 2003
    ..H.S. regulations. This paper deals with some anthropological, religious, psychological and legal-economical aspects of ritual male circumcision, in order to offer data for a deeper insight of this complex issue...
  3. pmc Rituals, ceremonies and customs related to sacred trees with a special reference to the Middle East
    Amots Dafni
    Institute of Evolution, Haifa University, Haifa 31905, Israel
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:28. 2007
    ..Most of the customs surveyed here are known from other parts of the world. The differences between Muslims and Druze are related to the latter's belief in the transmigration of souls...
  4. ncbi Dental mutilations and associated alveolar bone pathology in African skulls of the anthropological skull collection, Charité, Berlin
    Peter A Reichart
    Department of Oral Surgery and Dental Radiology, Charite Campus Virchow Klinikum, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    J Oral Pathol Med 37:50-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine DM in 33 skulls from Cameroon, which have been collected around the turn of the 20th century (anthropological collection, Berlin Museum of Medical History)...
  5. ncbi Earth and shadow: substance, medicine and mobility in the history of Ghana's Tongnaab shrines
    John Parker
    History Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:257-70. 2011
    ..As these items traversed cultural frontiers they were subject to local reinterpretation and transformation...
  6. pmc Substance and materiality? The archaeology of Talensi medicine shrines and medicinal practices
    Timothy Insoll
    Archaeology, School of Arts, Histories, and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:181-203. 2011
    ..It is suggested that configuring the archaeology of medicine shrines and practices more broadly in terms of health would increase archaeological visibility and research potential...
  7. ncbi Assessment of addiction severity among ritual users of ayahuasca
    Josep Maria Fábregas
    Instituto de Etnopsicología Amazónica Aplicada IDEAA, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
    Drug Alcohol Depend 111:257-61. 2010
    ..Overall, the ritual use of ayahuasca, as assessed with the ASI in currently active users, does not appear to be associated with the deleterious psychosocial effects typically caused by other drugs of abuse...
  8. ncbi Traditional practices, beliefs and uses of medicinal plants in relation to maternal-baby health of Criollo woman in central Argentina
    Gustavo J Martinez
    Museo de Antropología, Facultad de Filosofia y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Hipólito Irigoyen 174, 5000 Cordoba, Republica Argentina
    Midwifery 24:490-502. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi Complications of circumcision in Israel: a one year multicenter survey
    Jacob Ben Chaim
    Pediatric Urology Unit, Dana Children s Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:368-70. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi Testimonial therapy. A pilot project to improve psychological wellbeing among survivors of torture in India
    Inger Agger
    Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims, Denmark
    Torture 19:204-17. 2009
    ..In this project the method has been supplemented by culture-specific coping strategies (meditation and a delivery ceremony)...
  11. ncbi Changes in spirituality among ayahuasca ceremony novice participants
    Stephen Trichter
    Argosy University, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 41:121-34. 2009
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  12. ncbi Ritual use of plants with possible action on the central nervous system by the Kraho Indians, Brazil
    Eliana Rodrigues
    Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Phytother Res 19:129-35. 2005
    ..Studies were available for 11 of these plants; and for two of them, scientific data coincided with indigenous information...
  13. ncbi Altered states of consciousness and short-term psychological after-effects induced by the first time ritual use of ayahuasca in an urban context in Brazil
    Paulo Cesar Ribeiro Barbosa
    Departamento de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz UESC, Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil
    J Psychoactive Drugs 37:193-201. 2005
    ..The set and setting hypothesis, suggestibility processes, as well as the supposed unique effects of ayahuasca are used in discussing these findings...
  14. pmc The supernatural characters and powers of sacred trees in the Holy Land
    Amots Dafni
    Institute of Evolution, The University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:10. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about menarche of adolescent girls in Anand district, Gujarat
    H Tiwari
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    East Mediterr Health J 12:428-33. 2006
    ..7%) or an elder sister (15.8%); teachers and others relatives played a small role. In this area of India, many families continue the custom of celebrating the first menarche and observing social restrictions...
  16. ncbi Rumour of angels and heavenly midwives: anthropology of transpersonal events and childbirth
    Gregg Lahood
    Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
    Women Birth 20:3-10. 2007
    ..The hoped for result of this inquiry is to revalorise NOSC among birth-giving mothers, and to educate birth attendants in this field...
  17. ncbi When there is nothing left to do, there is everything left to do
    Alice Running
    University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:451-4. 2007
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  18. ncbi 'Til death do us part?' The nurse's role in the care of the dead a historical perspective: 1850-2004
    Cynthia Ann Blum
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 27:58-63. 2006
    ..The nurse, in assuring the patient and family a peaceful transition, finds her role to include caring for the body with reverence to the religious and cultural concerns that the patient holds sacred...
  19. ncbi Baridi: a culture-bound syndrome among the Bena peoples in Tanzania
    Anitta Juntunen
    Kajaani Polytechnic, Finland
    J Transcult Nurs 16:15-22. 2005
    ..Prevention of baridi required respect of the elderly and familial norms. The findings may advance professional understanding of cultural knowledge by demonstrating how sociocultural conditions produce variations in health...
  20. ncbi Cross-cultural beliefs, ceremonies, and rituals surrounding death of a loved one
    Sandra L Lobar
    Florida International University, School of Nursing, Center for Leadership in Pediatric and Family Nursing, Miami, USA
    Pediatr Nurs 32:44-50. 2006
    ..Participants had difficulty separating the influence of culture and religion on these practices...
  21. ncbi Procedural memory and emotional attachment in Alzheimer disease: implications for meaningful and engaging activities
    David E Vance
    School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 40:96-102. 2008
    ..Knowledge about the neuropsychology of procedural and emotional memory is needed to understand how PERAT works...
  22. ncbi The social relations of bereavement in the Caribbean
    Ronald Marshall
    University of West Indies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dept of Behavioral Sciences, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Omega (Westport) 57:21-34. 2008
    ..Insights into bereavement practices and what it holds for ethnic and religious groups in contemporary Caribbean are presented...
  23. ncbi Death the great leveller? Towards a transcultural spirituality of dying and bereavement
    Margaret Holloway
    Department of Social Work, University of Hull, Hull, UK
    J Clin Nurs 15:833-9. 2006
    ..This paper aims to provide a critical engagement with the subject of transcultural spirituality and nursing practice in the context of dying and bereavement...
  24. ncbi The lived experience of sacrificing something important
    Kristine L Florczak
    St Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Nurs Sci Q 19:133-41. 2006
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  25. ncbi Creating space and ritual for the time of death
    Kathleen A Moneymaker
    Legacy Health System, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue R200, Portland, OR 97210, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:270-1. 2007
  26. ncbi Caring for patients of diverse religious traditions: considerations for Buddhist clients in home care
    Marilyn Smith-Stoner
    California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 24:459-66; quiz 467-8. 2006
  27. ncbi Grief revisited
    B Y Ng
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:352-5. 2005
    ..Grief work utilising the traumatic grief treatment protocol appears to be a promising intervention...
  28. ncbi Spiritual issues in psychiatric care
    Wanda K Mohr
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 42:174-83. 2006
    ..Accordingly, they should screen patients and strive to meet patient needs for spiritual expression, while recognizing that there are important boundary and ethical issues in psychiatric mental health settings...
  29. ncbi [Rituals in therapy, rituals in our lives]
    Magdolna Moretti
    Markhot Ferenc Korhaz, II sz Pszichiatriai Osztaly Eger, Hungary
    Psychiatr Hung 21:108-29. 2006
    ..In the authors' view therapists should not only become familiar with rituals but should also be able to use the healing power of rituals occasionally in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses and crises...
  30. ncbi Managing ambiguity and danger in an intensive therapy unit: ritual practices and sequestration
    Susan Philpin
    School of Health Science, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    Nurs Inq 14:51-9. 2007
    ..The paper identifies a contradiction inherent in nursing work in this locale inasmuch as rituals and symbolism coexist with technical and research-based elements of nursing care...
  31. ncbi African ethics and voluntary euthanasia
    P F Omonzejele
    Sofia University, School of Philosophy, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Med Law 23:671-85. 2004
    ..The author discusses the implications of this approach relative to the social and economic state of African communities...
  32. ncbi [Pathology and eschatology]
    J Betlach
    Oddelení patologie, Nemocnice, Havlickuv Brod
    Cesk Patol 43:31-2. 2007
    ..In the emotionally extreme situation of passing to death, transitional rituals represent remarkable spiritual aid. In this essay, this is documented by a particular story...
  33. ncbi Religion's evolutionary landscape: counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 75007 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 27:713-30; discussion 730-70. 2004
    ..Because religious beliefs cannot be deductively or inductively validated, validation occurs only by ritually addressing the very emotions motivating religion. Cross-cultural experimental evidence encourages these claims...
  34. ncbi Reflections on the differences between religion and culture
    Richard Bonney
    Center for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
    Clin Cornerstone 6:25-33. 2004
    ..In this article, the author attempts to clarify the boundaries between religion and culture and acknowledges that further research is needed on the religion/culture dichotomy...
  35. pmc Hindu birth customs
    A R Gatrad
    Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:1094-7. 2004
  36. ncbi Relatives in end-of-life care--part 2: a theory for enabling safety
    Joakim Ohlen
    Department of Nursing, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Nurs 16:382-90. 2007
    ..To develop a goal-oriented praxis theory for enabling safety for relatives when an adult or older patient is close to end-of-life...
  37. ncbi Letting go of preconceptions: a novel approach to creating memorial services
    Paul M Wishart
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 27:513-29. 2006
    ..Suggested areas of applications and relevance for this methodology, within areas where creating stories of meaning and hope are essential to healing, also are presented...
  38. ncbi These hands
    Mark Larocca-Pitts
    Athens Regional Medical Center, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606 2093, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 60:149-50. 2006
  39. ncbi Spiritual transformation, relation and radical empathy: core components of the ritual healing process
    Joan D Koss-Chioino
    Department of Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 43:652-70. 2006
    ..A concluding section briefly explores some implications of aspects of the model of healing process that support the claim that it is widely applicable and identifies foundational components...
  40. ncbi "Wailing lore" in a Yemenite-Israeli community: bereavement, expertise, and therapy
    Tova Gamliel
    Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 65:1501-11. 2007
    ..The article concludes by discussing criticisms of the Western psychotherapeutic paradigm as it relates to bereavement and asking where a mourning ritual such as wailing fits into our understanding of the subjective experiences of grief...
  41. ncbi [Duodecim society and ritualistic circumcision]
    Jorma Palo
    Duodecim 121:409. 2005
  42. ncbi Tattoos and religion
    Noah Scheinfeld
    Department of Dermatology, St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Clin Dermatol 25:362-6. 2007
    ..Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have been hostile to the use of tattoos, but many religions, in particular Buddhism and Hinduism, make extensive use of them. This article examines their use as tools for protection and devotion...
  43. ncbi Meaning construction in palliative care: the use of narrative, ritual, and the expressive arts
    Bronna D Romanoff
    Department of Psychology, The Sage Colleges, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:309-16. 2006
    ..The relationships among patient, family, and practitioner are seen as powerfully therapeutic and potentially transformative for all involved...
  44. ncbi Memory tea
    Lee Beliveau
    CANNT J 14:42. 2004
  45. ncbi Is there any effect of Ramadan fasting on stroke incidence?
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation and Hamad General Hospital, University of Qatar, Doha
    Singapore Med J 47:404-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether Ramadan fasting has any effect on the incidence of stroke and its outcome in a geographically-defined population...
  46. ncbi Sacred tobacco use in Ojibwe communities
    Roxanne Struthers
    University of Minnesota School of Nursing, USA
    J Holist Nurs 22:209-25. 2004
    ..The challenge for health professionals, including nurses, is to retain the cultural use and value of tobacco while addressing the abuse and chronic effects of cigarette smoking when providing health care to American Indian clients...
  47. ncbi Personal reflections of funeral rituals and spirituality in a Kentucky African American family
    Wanda Lott Collins
    Raymond A Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Death Stud 30:957-69. 2006
    ..Funeral practices and customs are discussed as well as suggestions for culturally competent practice in working with those who have experienced loss and grief...
  48. ncbi Perinatal beliefs and practices of immigrant Punjabi women living in Canada
    Sukhdev K Grewal
    Nursing Program, Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 37:290-300. 2008
    ..To describe new immigrant Punjabi women's perinatal experiences and the ways that traditional beliefs and practices are legitimized and incorporated into the Canadian health care context...
  49. ncbi When the spirit leaves: Childhood death, grieving, and bereavement in Islam
    Kamyar Hedayat
    Pediatric Critical Care, Integrative Medicine, Sutton Children s Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1282-91. 2006
    ..Reading this paper will enable those who care for Muslim families to better attend to the social and emotional needs of Muslim parents and siblings after such a tragic event...
  50. ncbi Family routines: a structural perspective for viewing family health
    Sharon A Denham
    Ohio University School of Nursing, Athens, Ohio, USA
    ANS Adv Nurs Sci 24:60-74. 2002
    ..This article explains some of what is known about family routines, describes the author's findings, and suggests implications for nursing...
  51. ncbi The changing 'shape' of the nursing station
    Ann Wakefield
    The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, The University of Manchester England
    Contemp Nurse 13:148-57. 2002
    ..This paper juxtaposes the role of the Nursing Station with Strauss et al.'s (1964) notion of shape. In this way, is intended to examine in detail how the Nursing Station can influence the normal and natural flow of work within a ward...
  52. ncbi The impact of the sweat lodge ceremony on dimensions of well-being
    Jeannette Wagemakers Schiff
    University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work, Calgary, AB, Canada schiff ucalgary ca
    Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 13:48-69. 2006
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  53. ncbi Mental disorders and the symbolic function of therapeutic rites in the Réunion Island Hindu environment
    Yolande Govindama
    Laboratoire de Psychologie Clinique et de Psychopathologie, Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, France
    Transcult Psychiatry 43:488-511. 2006
    ....
  54. ncbi Religious delusions: finding meanings in psychosis
    Vishal Bhavsar
    GKT School of Medicine, King s College, London, UK
    Psychopathology 41:165-72. 2008
    ..We suggest that religious rituals and expectations of the family play a major role in the genesis and maintenance of delusions. We consider the roles of religious signifiers in the formation and maintenance of these important phenomena...
  55. ncbi Professional socialization: the key to survival as a newly qualified nurse
    Mary Mooney
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    Int J Nurs Pract 13:75-80. 2007
    ..A category that emerged was linked very strongly with professional socialization. The respondents did not refer to professional socialization per se, but through the coding process this emerged as the linchpin of the discussion...
  56. ncbi Perceived stress and support of the Chinese postpartum ritual "doing the month"
    Sharron K S Leung
    Department of Nursing Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Health Care Women Int 26:212-24. 2005
    ..The study findings suggest that midwives and health care providers should provide culturally appropriate advice for new mothers. Suggestions are given on bridging the gap between traditional and modern postpartum practices...
  57. ncbi Ritual behavior in children and mothers' perceptions of family patterns
    Ora Peleg-Popko
    Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Mt Carmel 31905, Israel
    J Anxiety Disord 17:667-81. 2003
    ....
  58. ncbi Effect of religious practices of Ramadan on sleep and perceived sleepiness of medical students
    Stephen A Margolis
    Department of Family Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Teach Learn Med 16:145-9. 2004
    ..Observant Muslims substantially alter their normal routines, including daytime fasting and day-night activity patterns during the month of Ramadan...
  59. ncbi A qualitative study of religious practices by chronic mentally ill and their caregivers in South India
    R Padmavati
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:139-49. 2005
    ..Socio-cultural explanatory factors for mental health problems determine help seeking behaviors. The study aimed to understand the reasons mentally ill patients and their families in India choose to seek help from a religious site...
  60. ncbi Spontaneous rupture of splenic vein in a pregnant woman during a religious ritual
    Nursen Turan
    Karadeniz Technical University, Medical Faculty, Forensic Medicine Department, Trabzon, Turkey
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:440-3. 2007
    ..Autopsy may be only diagnostic technique in the case of retroperitoneal hemorrhage death when the death is so rapid that there is no time to intervene surgically...
  61. ncbi Tahara
    Lisa M Halpern
    Reflections is coordinated by Veneta Masson, MA, RN
    Am J Nurs 106:39. 2006
  62. ncbi Doing the right thing: nursing students, relational practice, and moral agency
    Alesha Beckett
    Waikato District Health Board
    J Nurs Educ 46:28-32. 2007
    ..This article presents a collaborative account of the important relational work being undertaken by one group of nursing students in New Zealand...
  63. ncbi An open label comparative study of glimepiride versus repaglinide in type 2 diabetes mellitus Muslim subjects during the month of Ramadan
    A Anwar
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Med J Malaysia 61:28-35. 2006
    ..There was no difference in the glycaemic excursion post-Ramadan. The longer duration of action of glimepiride may offer an advantage over repaglinide during the 13.5 hours of fast in Ramadan for diabetic patients...
  64. ncbi Candles in the snow: ritual and memory for siblings of infants who died in the intensive care nursery
    Joanna H Fanos
    Hood Center for Children and Families, Department of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Pediatr 154:849-53. 2009
    ..To assess the developmental impact of surviving a sibling who dies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
  65. ncbi The variable roads to sacrifice: Isotopic investigations of human remains from Chotuna-Huaca de los Sacrificios, Lambayeque, Peru
    Bethany L Turner
    Department of Anthropology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 30302 3998, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 151:22-37. 2013
    ..These findings suggest a distinct pattern of human sacrifice in the Late Horizon and underscore the regional and temporal variation in sacrificial practices in the central Andes...
  66. ncbi Using a Facebook profile in determining the motive of homicide
    Nemanja Radojevic
    Department of Forensic Medicine, Clinical Centre of Montenegro, Ljubljanska 1, 20000 Podgorica, Montenegro
    J Forensic Leg Med 20:575-7. 2013
    ..The most interesting point of this case was the evaluation of a sentence used as a Facebook status, which greatly contributed to confirm the paedophilic nature of the murder. ..
  67. ncbi Has packing sinus wounds become a ritualistic practice?
    Andy Kerr
    Br J Nurs 15:S27-30. 2006
    ..This article will explore the potential of ultrasound use by describing a case study of a patient with a sinus wound where HFU was used to examine the sinus and inform the practitioners on the appropriate choice of wound dressing...
  68. ncbi [Shamanism as medical prevention? A case study from Ladakh, Northwest-India]
    Frank Kressing
    Universitat Ulm, Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin, Ulm
    Med Ges Gesch 30:229-52. 2011
    ....
  69. ncbi [Brief research on the theory of cold and heat of the foods in Zhou li (The rites of Zhou)]
    Xiao di Chen
    China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
    Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi 37:248-50. 2007
    ..It is significant for the life preservation of the people. However, this principle is not an absolute one. In the practice, warm or heat, cool or cold should be considered according to the individuals and the time...
  70. ncbi Muslim person's experiences of diabetes during Ramadan: information for health professionals
    Sarah Peterson
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 41:41-7. 2012
    ....
  71. ncbi Indigenous traditional knowledge and substance abuse treatment outcomes: the problem of efficacy evaluation
    Joseph P Gone
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1043, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:493-7. 2012
    ..In the present era of evidence-based substance abuse intervention, however, indigenous integration of such practices raises questions pertaining to the systematic evaluation of treatment efficacy...
  72. ncbi Understanding and treating incompleteness in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Laura J Summerfeldt
    Trent University, Department of Psychology, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychol 60:1155-68. 2004
    ..However, even these may result in modest long-term gains; relapse is a probability if they are not actively practiced after treatment cessation...
  73. ncbi "A sound track of your life": music in contemporary UK funerals
    Sue Adamson
    Department of Social Sciences, University of Hull, United Kingdom
    Omega (Westport) 65:33-54. 2012
    ..Spirituality may not be intrinsic to the music but spiritual experience may result from the meaning that the music has for that particular person...
  74. ncbi Placebo-induced improvements: how therapeutic rituals affect the patient's brain
    Fabrizio Benedetti
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin Medical School, Turin, Italy
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 5:97-103. 2012
    ..This new way of thinking may have profound implications in clinical trials and medical practice both for pharmacological interventions and for nonpharmacological treatments such as acupuncture...
  75. ncbi Food and family: a socio-ecological perspective for child development
    Barbara H Fiese
    Department of Human and Community Development, Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 42:307-37. 2012
    ..We conclude with recommendations for research, practice, and policy surrounding children's food consumption...
  76. ncbi Lullament: lullaby and lament therapeutic qualities actualized through music therapy
    Clare O'Callaghan
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent s Health, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:93-9. 2008
    ..A music therapist can enable the lullament through providing opportunities for music-contextualized "restorative resounding," expressed psychobiologically, verbally, musically, and metaphorically...
  77. ncbi [Focus on meals]
    Francoise Taillens
    Krankenpfl Soins Infirm 100:50-1. 2007
  78. ncbi A preliminary study of the acute effects of religious ritual on anxiety
    Matthew W Anastasi
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:163-5. 2008
    ..However, many rituals have multiple components that can account for such effects. Few studies have distinguished between the effects of ritual and those related specifically to religious content and teachings...
  79. doi Toward a directed benevolent market polity: rethinking medical morality in transitional China
    Ruiping Fan
    Department of Public and Social Administration at City University of Hong Kong
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 17:280-92. 2008
  80. ncbi The decline of religious holidays in old regime France (1642-1789)
    Noah Shusterman
    Department of Intellectual Heritage at Temple University Philadelphia
    Fr Hist 23:289-310. 2009
    ..The reformed ecclesiastical calendars were more closely geared to the seasonal pattern of agricultural labour and also reflected the Christocentrism of Tridentine Catholicism...
  81. ncbi Jivaro tsantsas or shrunken head: an expertise of authenticity evaluation
    Anny Sauvageau
    Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 30:72-4. 2009
    ..To establish authenticity of the shrunken head, we used all of the above-mentioned morphologic criteria along with microscopic hair examination and DNA analysis...
  82. ncbi The role of earth shrines in the socio-symbolic construction of the Dogon territory: towards a philosophy of containment
    Laurence Douny
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:167-79. 2011
    ..That is to say, they endow active principles and play a part in forming a local cosmology in a harsh and changing world...
  83. ncbi Orbital decomposition for ill-behaved event sequences: transients and superordinate structures
    Stephen J Guastello
    Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53210 1881, USA
    Nonlinear Dynamics Psychol Life Sci 15:465-76. 2011
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  84. ncbi Rituals, death and the moral practice of medical futility
    Shan Mohammed
    Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nurs Ethics 16:292-302. 2009
    ..This work offers a new perspective on the ethical debate concerning medical futility and provides a means to explore how the social value of treatments may be as important in determining futility as medical scientific criteria...
  85. ncbi Vaginal practices as women's agency in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis of meaning and motivation through meta-ethnography
    Adriane Martin Hilber
    University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 74:1311-23. 2012
    ..The success of new female-controlled prevention technologies, such as microbicides, might be determined by whether they can and will be used by women in the course of their daily life...
  86. ncbi Liminality as a framework for understanding the experience of cancer survivorship: a literature review
    Emma Blows
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, UK
    J Adv Nurs 68:2155-64. 2012
    ..In doing so, we explored the utility of liminality for guiding research on experiences of cancer survivorship...
  87. ncbi "Matrimonial ceremonies displayed": popular ethnography and enlightened imperialism
    Lisa O'Connell
    Eighteenth Century Life 26:98-116. 2002
  88. ncbi B'NAI AO...alive, healthy and growing...a brief history
    Ben Williamowsky
    Alpha Omega Foundation
    Alpha Omegan 99:29-30. 2006
    ..At the suggestion of International Editor Dan Uditsky, I will share some facts, and especially my own personal memories...
  89. ncbi Surgeons and shamans: the placebo value of ritual
    Stuart A Green
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California Irvine, UCI Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 450:249-54. 2006
    ..Any research on the effectiveness of surgical procedures, especially those designed to relieve pain, must consider the strongly suggestive effect of the elaborate perioperative ritual...
  90. ncbi Building a new world: habits and practices of healing following the death of a child
    Maria Gudmundsdottir
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Fam Nurs 12:143-64. 2006
    ..These practices acknowledged the death of the children, integrated their loss into the everyday lives of these families, allowed for continuing connection, and were of utter importance as they contributed to family healing...
  91. ncbi Lotus birth: leaving the cord alone
    Susan Crowther
    Pract Midwife 9:12-4. 2006
  92. ncbi Health, healing, and the myth of the hero journey
    Marlaine C Smith
    School of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    ANS Adv Nurs Sci 24:1-13. 2002
    ..The mythic hero journey calls for a particular way of being a nurse. Nurse as guide, sojourner, and midwife are offered as metaphors for this way of being...
  93. ncbi Strong minds, healing hands, and compassionate hearts: Developing a contemporary and creative twist on tradition
    Carolyn J Lee
    Medical University of Ohio College of Nursing, Toledo, USA
    Nurs Educ Perspect 27:10-1. 2006
  94. ncbi Rituals and compulsivity in Prader-Willi syndrome: profile and stability
    M Wigren
    Department of Psychology, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    J Intellect Disabil Res 47:428-38. 2003
    ..Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is characterized by an increased risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder. This study investigated the nature of compulsive-like behaviours in the PWS...
  95. ncbi Cultural health practices of South African Vatsonga people on the home care of children with measles
    R T Lebese
    University of Venda for Science and Technology
    Curationis 27:52-64. 2004
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  96. ncbi Lethal envenomation: medicolegal aspects of snakebites and religious snake handlers in Kentucky: a report of three cases with comment on medical, legal, and public policy ramifications
    Donna M Hunsaker
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, USA
    J Ky Med Assoc 103:542-56. 2005
    ..We underscore the view that a thoroughly documented medicolegal investigation and autopsy are indispensable to both inform matters of public health and thereby contribute to the formulation of sound public policy...
  97. ncbi Time and the structuring of ritual performance in the xenotransplantation debate
    Julia Bickford
    Public Underst Sci 14:235-47. 2005
    ..We find that time is used by scientists to structure ritual performance in a way that guides public policy and attitudes toward xenotransplantation...
  98. ncbi Task-specific lower lip dystonia due to mantra recitation
    Laura Bonanni
    Mov Disord 22:439-40. 2007
  99. ncbi Conversation starters: re-examining and reconstructing first encounters within the therapeutic relationship
    M McAllister
    School of Nursing, Griffith Universith, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 11:575-82. 2004
    ..By noticing, valuing, discussing and developing this space, we as mental health nurses are extending our discipline base and articulating, with more precision and persuasion, exactly how we contribute to better health outcomes...
  100. ncbi Ua neeb khu: a Hmong American healing ceremony
    Lisa L Capps
    Resurrection University, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA
    J Holist Nurs 29:98-106. 2011
    ..Awareness of the symbolic aspects of ritual in ua neeb khu and the relationship to the patient's world view is useful to health practitioners for a holistic understanding of Hmong American healing practices...
  101. pmc Eurasian Tree Sparrows, risk for H5N1 virus spread and human contamination through Buddhist ritual: an experimental approach
    Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez
    Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    PLoS ONE 6:e28609. 2011
    ..Since these birds are often in close contact with both poultry and humans, we investigated their potential role in the spread of H5N1 virus...

Research Grants17

  1. FLUOXETINE & COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Edna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  2. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BIO. AND PSYCH. CORRELATES OF PTSD
    Edna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The resolution of these questions has important implications for understanding the pathophysiology of PTSD, and may provide insight into the mechanisms associated with successful psychological treatment for this disorder. ..
  3. NALTREXONE AND CBT FOR PATIENTS WITH ALCOHOLISM AND PTSD
    Edna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Therefore the findings from this study will be highly credible and should impact significantly on treatment recommendations for this impaired population. ..
  4. Enhancing the Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Treating Adolescents with CSA-Related PTSD
    Edna B Foa; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  6. Alcohol Health Disparities in 2 Indian Populations
    Douglas Novins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Southwest Youth and the Experience of Psychiatric Treatment
    THOMAS CSORDAS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  8. EXTRAPYRAMIDAL SYSTEMS
    ANN GRAYBIEL; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment:HOME
    Jayne Fulkerson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The intervention developed in this project and the preliminary trial results, including formative and process evaluation data, will be used to inform a future full- scale and fully-powered research study. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. New Treatment for Chronic Traumatic Stress in Children
    LAUREL KISER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This phase includes an open trials pilot to demonstrate feasibility of implementation. The proposed research provides preliminary data for an R34 application and lays the foundation for future R01applications. ..
  11. An Integrative Healing Model in IBS
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. SHAM DEVICE, PILL PLACEBO OR TREATMENT FOR ARM PAIN
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Outcomes in these studies will include assessments of the nature and severity of upper extremity pain, function, grip and pinch strength, and mood. ..
  13. NOVEL SECOND MESSENGER SIGNALING IN THE STRIATUM
    ANN GRAYBIEL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding these novel second messenger signaling molecules will therefore bring insights to understanding fundamentally important brain functions and will help in elucidating brain disorders. ..
  14. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE
    ANN GRAYBIEL; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..In addition, these experiments will provide new and much-needed data on molecular responses to these drugs in acutely treated non human primates, a critical bridge toward understanding their effects in humans. ..
  15. ETHNOGRAPHY OF THERAPEUTIC PROCESS IN RELIGIOUS HEALING
    CSORDAS THOMAS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  16. Dynamic Basal Ganglia Saccade Networks
    Ann M Graybiel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Repetitive movement disorders are a hallmark of basal ganglia dysfunction. Our goal is to illuminate mechanisms disordered in these disabling human conditions. ..
  17. Smoking Intervention Among Minnesota Ojibwe Indians
    Roxanne Struthers; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The study reflects Healthy People 2010 priorities on tobacco and NCI goals to reduce cancer-related health disparities and address the devastating effects of tobacco. ..