The role of religion in enhancing the quality of life of many people both with and without disabilities has been examined from numerous viewpoints in the past (e.g., Bennett, Deluca, & Allen, 1995; Corrigan, McCorkle, Schell, & Kidder, 2003; Ferriss, 2002; Lewis, Maltby, & Day, 2005; Poston & Turnbull, 2004; Skinner, Correa, Skinner, & Bailey, 2001). Regular involvement in organized religious activities such as prayer has been positively correlated with numerous positive outcomes, including physical health (Idler & Stanislav, 1997; Selway & Ashman, 1998), life expectancy (Schnall, 2010), and happiness (Lewis, 2002; Lewis, Maltby, & Day, 2005; Siegel & Anderman, 2001). In addition, involvement in religious practice often provides all people an opportunity to become part of a community that can serve as a social base and...
Supporting Religion and Spirituality to Enhance Quality of Life of People With Intellectual Disability: A Jewish Perspective
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Stephen Glicksman; Supporting Religion and Spirituality to Enhance Quality of Life of People With Intellectual Disability: A Jewish Perspective. Intellect Dev Disabil 1 October 2011; 49 (5): 397–402. doi: https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-49.5.397
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