Emotionally, soulfully, spiritually 'Free to think and act': The Helen Flanders Dunbar (1902-59) Memorial Lecture on Psychosomatic Medicine and Pastoral Care

Authors
Citation
Rc. Powell, Emotionally, soulfully, spiritually 'Free to think and act': The Helen Flanders Dunbar (1902-59) Memorial Lecture on Psychosomatic Medicine and Pastoral Care, J RELIG H, 40(1), 2001, pp. 97-114
Citations number
51
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science","Religion & Tehology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH
ISSN journal
0022-4197 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
97 - 114
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-4197(200121)40:1<97:ESS'TT>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
This essay aims to stimulate rethinking about religious and medical "healin g and wholeness." While psychiatrist (Helen) Flanders Dunbar (1902-1959) is well known as a psychosomatic investigator and as "Medical Director" of th e Council for Clinical Training, the initial home of Anton Boisen's groundb reaking movement for the clinical pastoral education of institutional chapl ains and parish ministers, she is less appreciated as a theologically-train ed scholar. This essay explores an earlier era's understanding of the "spir itual" and the more "soulful" components of healing and how Dunbar combined these to focus on helping all peoples become "free to think and act." This essay was originally delivered as The Helen Flanders Dunbar Memorial Lectu re on Psychosomatic Medicine and Pastoral Care at Columbia Presbyterian Cen ter of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York on November 2, 1999.