4-Day Research Workshop on Religion, Spirituality and Health with Prof. Dr. Harold G. Koenig and European experts, May 12 - 15, 2024
Preceding the conference there will be a 4-day Online Research Workshop with Prof. Dr. Harold Koenig from Duke University. He is one
of the world's leading experts in Religion, Spirituality and Health (RSH) research. Prof. Koenig is also known as the senior author of the “Handbook of Religion and Health”. The workshop is open to all interested in doing research on religion, spirituality and health (accepting participants of any educational level or degree, including theologians, chaplains, physicians, nurses, psychologists, pastoral counselors, public health specialists, epidemiologists, or other potential researchers).
The research workshop is complemented by the following European Experts:
Prof. Dr. Niels Chr. Hvidt, Prof. Dr. Deborah Lycett, Dr. Riya Patel, Prof. Dr. Arjan Braam, Prof. Dr. Jessie Dezutter, Dr. René Hefti and Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing:
The following topics will be discussed:
By Prof. Harold Koenig: Previous research on religion; spirituality and physical as well as mental health; importance of definitions; understanding mechanisms and pathways; strengths and weaknesses of previous research; highest priority studies for future research, strengths and weaknesses of R/S measures, designing different types of research projects; statistics and statistical modeling; funding and managing a research project; writing a research paper for publication; developing an academic career in this area.
By the European experts: Theological reflections on RSH research • Scientific classification of religious practices • Longitudinal studies and qualitative research • Using physiological measures in RSH-research • R/S Scales - a European perspective
Individual mentorship sessions to discuss own research projects can be booked at the workshop with Prof. Harold Koenig or the European experts. There is one slot for each participant.