DOCUMENTARIES

TAKE HOME FINAL EXAM IN PSYCHIATRY

Watch these documentaries and then answer the following questions:

  1. What is cognitive dissonance? Give example
  2. Give at least 10 experts eg. Professors, Scientists, Engineers… and the summary of each of their scientific explanation about the 911 incident.
  3. Give at least three (3) Cancer cures and the people who developed each.
  4. Give the reason why it is not made available to the Public and not disseminated in mainstream media.
  5. Relate the documentaries on your knowledge in Psychiatry (eg Anxiety disorder, Depression, PTSD, Coping Mechanism, Kohlberg’s Moral Development, Death and Dying etc…)

TAKE HOME FINAL EXAM IN PT PERSPECTIVES

Write a reflection Paper about your field exposure in PT clinic, Wellness Center and PCPI.

FINAL SCHEDULE  OF SUBMISSION IS ON  9:00 AM, October 10, 2012.

SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE

God‘s design of Creation is unchanging, it is the TRUTH, it is Alpha and Omega. Our souls, anatomy, physiology etc.. is the same as our ancestors. What is good or harmful to their bodies and souls before is still applicable up to now.  However, man’s understanding of Creation is gradual, developing-evolving during time, depending on his capacity to grasp the “knowledge”.  In his study of diseases, man, with very little scientific stock knowledge attributed everything to the mysterious and spiritual, thus Shamans and faith healers are the “doctors” during the ancient times. As Science was evolving and becoming more sophisticated with the aid of microscope and other forms of biotechnology, Man was quick to disregard the spiritual and rely only in “Science”.  Wherein to see is to believe.

Now, after centuries of trial and error, Man realized that Science and Spirituality  exists together and that the Universe is composed of both the seen and the unseen. It doesn’t mean that the spiritual realm does not exist, just  because you cannot fully comprehend spirituality in a man-made laboratory through scientific experiments . Remember, we cannot see the bacteria and the electromagnetic waves all around us but it doesn’t mean it does not exist. Mans protocol for scientific experiments is not yet that evolved or sophisticated to study the realm of the spirits. However, Man is now beginning to realize that we must recognize his totality and treat the WHOLE person, which is body, mind , spirit and soul. Thus, there now exists many studies regarding spirituality in health care as enumerated below.

Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican was right when he said that many patients in mental institutions will be healed if exorcism and deliverance ministry were made as part of their regular treatment.

Büssing A, Ostermann T, Matthiessen PF.Role of religion and spirituality in medical patients: confirmatory results with the SpREUK questionnaire. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2005 Feb 10;3:10.

Coleman CL.Spirituality and sexual orientation: relationship to mental well-being and functional health status.J Adv Nurs. 2003 Sep;43(5):457-64.

Corsentino EA, Collins N, Sachs-Ericsson N, Blazer DG.Religious attendance reduces cognitive decline among older women with high levels of depressive symptoms. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Dec;64(12):1283-9. Epub 2009 Aug 12.

Giaquinto S, Spiridigliozzi C, Caracciolo B.Can faith protect from emotional distress after stroke?. Stroke. 2007 Mar;38(3):993-7. Epub 2007 Feb 15.

Hamilton JB, Crandell JL, Carter JK, Lynn MR.Reliability and validity of the perspectives of Support From God Scale.Nurs Res. 2010 Mar-Apr;59(2):102-9.

Hodge DR.A template for spiritual assessment: a review of the JCAHO requirements and guidelines for implementation. Soc Work. 2006 Oct;51(4):317-26.

Hodge DR.Spiritual assessment in marital and family therapy: a methodological framework for selecting from among six qualitative assessment tools.J Marital Fam Ther. 2005 Oct;31(4):341-56.

Kandasamy A, Chaturvedi SK, Desai G.Spirituality, distress, depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with advanced cancer.Indian J Cancer. 2011 Jan-Mar;48(1):55-9.

Kreitzer MJ, Gross CR, Waleekhachonloet OA, Reilly-Spong M, Byrd MThe brief serenity scale: a psychometric analysis of a measure of spirituality and well-being. J Holist Nurs. 2009 Mar;27(1):7-16. Epub 2009 Jan 28.

Monod SM, Rochat E, Büla CJ, Jobin G, Martin E, Spencer B. The spiritual distress assessment tool: an instrument to assess spiritual distress in hospitalised elderly persons. BMC Geriatr. 2010 Dec 13;10:88.

Owen AD, Hayward RD, Koenig HG, Steffens DC, Payne ME.Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life.PLoS One. 2011 Mar 30;6(3):e17006.

Sulmasy DP. Spirituality, religion, and clinical care. Chest. 2009 Jun;135(6):1634-42.

Tuck I, McCain NL, Elswick RK Jr.Spirituality and psychosocial factors in persons living with HIV.J Adv Nurs. 2001 Mar;33(6):776-83

Yi MS, Mrus JM, Mueller CV, Luckhaupt SE, Peterman AH, Puchalski CM, Tsevat J.Self-rated health of primary care house officers and its relationship to psychological and spiritual well-being.BMC Med Educ. 2007 May 2;7:9.

I still have tons compiled but these are the ones I can post right now. However, i think this is enough to illustrate how the medical world has already recognized the indispensable relationship between body,mind, soul and spirit. I hope world governments will soon realize this as soon as possible…  I would like to refer you to my another  post titled “Give to Caesar, what is Caesar’s” and reflect.

 

How Far is Too Far? A must for everybody

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(photo taken from http://www.smashinglists.com/10-skills-a-man-must-possess/ – Listen to Jason Evert instead.)

 

Why do I recommend this not only for teenagers, but for all age groups? well, a soul does not have an age, what is bad for children is also bad for adults , like pornography. Chronological age is not the factor to be considered but psychological maturity. If you are in your right mind in the first place, you will be able to control your base instincts. Man is gifted with high level of  intellect and freewill unlike the animals. The souls of Adam and Eve is just like the soul of every one of us. There is no modern or old when dealing with souls, it is not like the trendy fashions and modern architecture…that comes and goes. Our souls are immortal and priceless.. The  Scientific Explanation of Theology of the Body demands comprehensive explanation which I cannot do right now…:) Anyway, just surf videos of  Theology of the Body in youtube, especially this one from Jason Evert.

GREGORIAN CHANT

PEACE BE WITH YOU…

This kind of music lifts one’s soul, literally to heaven. It clears the mind, soothes the heart and brings peace to the soul. It fine tunes you to love, to care,  and to worship.

This is in contrast to heavy metal rock music with subliminal message of hate and anguish leading to depression, anti-social personality and crime…ever wondered why most rock star commit crime, abuse drugs and end up in suicide?

If Gregorian kind of music is AIRED in mainstream radio then many people will be healed… of mind, body and soul…

 

 

I GOT RICK ROLLED!

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Was feeling down and suddenly,this made me smile! Rick Astley is so wholesome!

RICK ASTLEY

His first solo offering was “Never Gonna Give You Up“, recorded on New Year’s Day 1987, and released eight months later, in August. Astley’s distinctive rich, deep voice combined with dance pop, made the song an immediate success,[13] spending five weeks at the top of the British charts and becoming the year’s highest-selling single. The song was also a worldwide number one hit, topping the charts in 24 other countries, including the U.S., Australia, and Germany. It would become the first of 13 (worldwide) top 30 hit singles for him. “Never Gonna Give You Up” won Best British single at the 1988 BPI awards (now called the BRIT Awards),[14] and he performed the hit in front of a global audience of 100 million.[2][15]

Retirement

After 1993, Astley decided to retire from the music industry at the young age of 27 deciding that family life was more important.   During Astley’s time out of the music business, he raised his daughter Emilie, born in 1992. Thus, for much of the 1990s and early 2000s, Astley remained largely out of the spotlight. One notable musical appearance by Astley during retirement was as a backing singer on The Lion King soundtrack in 1994.[11]

Here and Now 2008

Image via Wikipedia

Is It Okay to Dress a 3-Year-Old in a Prostitute Costume for a Pageant? | AndersonCooper.com

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Is It Okay to Dress a 3-Year-Old in a Prostitute Costume for a Pageant? | AndersonCooper.com.

photo taken from blog.syracuse.com thanks!

The principle behind this is just like the principle why I am against teaching kids imitating blood sucking vampires, serial killers like Freddy Krueger, and curses and spell casting warlocks and witches during Halloween- it sends subliminal messages to the subconscious mind that things like these is OK and is even fun… Interview serial killers and you will know what i am talking about, how their childhood development were formed by seemingly “harmless” materials and role modeling of “good” adults..

In the case of Kids wearing prostitute get-ups- we must be clear,  firm and consistent about what is  the proper and modest  dress not only in words but also in actions. If you tell the children it’s not OK to wear things like this but you encourage teenagers (example : their older siblings) and you yourself are wearing things like this, then they will end up confused and subliminally think that everything’s just a joke…

One of my Priest friend told me before that he was shocked to learn that incest is the number one crime in a prison he visited. Apparently, girls (the daughters/relatives) imitate the dance act and costumes of “sex bomb” dancers (sexy dancers) and their mothers even encourage them to dance and dress like them, thinking it’s fun, it’s the trend and its harmless, well think again… Their uncles, Fathers and male cousins ended up having lustful thoughts watching girls dress and dance like prostitutes.. resulting to incest. (Will write more next time… gotta go to my appointment…)

Just came back from my appointment with JESUS, its First Friday…🙂

PLEASE COMPARE THE TWO VIDEOS

I have nothing against the energetic dancing of most of our TV dancers, as a Physical Therapist, I encourage it as a form of fun exercise, I even worked in a Fitness Institution before and Taebo and belly dancing are taught there. Let us remember to be careful though, some dance moves are for professional dancers only, one wrong move could lead to Spinal Cord Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury.

The big problem lies with the immodest clothes that most dancers chose to wear without being aware of the psychological and spiritual implications of wearing outfits like these, which are supposedly worn only inside the matrimonial room (for their husband’s eyes only). Many souls go to hell because of immodest dresses. Many crimes are committed, many husbands become unfaithful, many families are broken because of immodest dresses. How I wish people in the academe advocate holistic health and realize the need to integrate everything. I wish i have the time to discuss more…. but there are too many pressing matters- I would like to write something about the scientific explanation of the Theology of the Body, having backgrounds in Anatomy, Physiology and Psychiatry- i am lucky to grasp the substance of the Theology of the Body written by  beloved Lolek. In the future, i hope i could discuss this.. with God’s Grace and Will of course…🙂