Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 115–123 | Cite as

Reconsidering three dichotomies

  • Richard C. Erickson
Article

Abstract

Certain dichotomies that are built into modern medical and psychiatric care—mind versus body, the individual versus the group, and “sin” versus sickness—are discussed and criticized. Judeo-Christian views regarding these issues are presented as helpful alternatives that can help set limits on the distinctions made.

Keywords

Psychiatric Care Helpful Alternative 

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© Institutes of Religion and Health 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Erickson
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortland
  2. 2.Psychology Service (116B)Portland VA Medical CenterPortland

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