Online Resources
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights offers a university framework of reflection and study, providing information and fostering the application of bioethical principles in science, medicine and new technologies based on the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. 
  • Doctors For Change works to increase access to care and improve the health of all Houstonians and all Texans through research, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
  • Mesothelioma Guides mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives.
  • This site has Georgetown University’s comprehensive assessment of Healthcare in the United States.  You can download the complete report or a 16-page Executive Summary.  
  • This is a long-standing site exploring the connection between spirituality, theology, and healing. Duke University has done research in spirituality and “paranormal” spiritual experiences for decades.  Harold Koenig, M.D. is founding director and for over 35 years has been a principal force in establishing the study of Spirituality and Health on a solid foundation. 
  • George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) was established in May 2001 as a leading organization on education and clinical issues related to spirituality and health. The website is a resource including their definition of spirituality as well as a description of innovative programs for physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, including clergy and chaplains.
  • Since 1992, The Institute for the Study of Health & Illness (ISHI), founded by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, has provided education and support programs for health professionals who practice a medicine of service, human connection and compassionate healing. ISHI’s mission is to contribute to healing the culture of health care through innovative educational programs and the formation of supportive communities.
  • Episcopal Health Foundation (formerly St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities, Inc.) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the underserved. This site is a great resource for anyone interested in the connection between Health and Spirituality. With a focus on prevention, the Charities adopted the World Health Organization’s broad definition of health: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absernce of disease or infirmity.”
  • LifeGift strives to save and enhance lives by maximizing organ and tissue donation. LifeGift envisions a community where every person says “yes” to organ and tissue donation.  LifeGift provides organ and tissue procurement throughout much of the State of Texas.  It is now in its 25th year of operation, encouraging all people to sign up for their organs to be used for transplantation to save and enhance lives of others.  
  • Dr. Henisey’s Life Enrichment Method.  This website describes Dr. Otis Henisey’s method to reprogram the mind computer with a new life plan.  One is asked to look at one’s life and decide where one wants to go from here.  Dr. Henisey’s method involves affirmations and positive thinking along with relation meditation and imagery conditioning to preprogram a new life plan with one’s mind computer.  All is based on Dr. Henisey’s 50 years of study and clinical research.
  • Operation Smile sends teams of Plastic Surgeons, Nurses, Anesthesiologists, and Staff around the world to correct congenital deformities in children — cleft lip and palates primarily.  Indeed, their surgery brings “smiles,” thus the name of this non-profit organization.
  • Contemplative Network is a contemplative, interdenominational Christian, all-volunteer, non-profit organization, which collaborates with other Faith contemplative traditions.
  • The Foundation for Cancer Survivors mission is to connect, educate and share information among cancer survivors, empowering them to move forward with their lives. The Survivor Network on CancerForward is a unique online platform that provides survivors and caregivers a virtual community to connect and share experiential information about disease-specific issues as well as health, wellness and practical living issues. 
  • Miki Fine is trained and licensed to teach mindfulness and offers classes for healthcare professionals as well as the lay public in Houston. 
  • Each issue of Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science is filled with intelligent and interesting articles on science and religion.
  •  Johns Hopkins Annual Conference contains information on the Pastoral Care Department, the CPE program, and The Institute for Spirituality and Medicine.
  • MentalHelp.net was originally built by content from Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. and Allan Schwart, Ph.D, clinical psychologists who aggregated countless studies, clinical best practices and research outcomes into an accessible resource for both professionals and individuals seeking help for mental health and substance abuse problems. They have personally written more than 1,500 responses to questions posed by users in the advice column. After the site’s launch in 1999, it quickly turned into a leading authority on behavorial health and has since received more than 40 million visits and a number of notable awards.
  • The Spirituality and Health Institute (SHI) at Santa Clara University is devoted to exploring the complex relationship between spirituality and health from an interdisciplinary, multicultural perspective. Faculties from Santa Clara as well as other universities (Stanford, UC Berkeley) participate in a variety of collaborative research, teaching and outreach projects. The intention behind SHI is to bring creative, thoughtful and rigorous scholarly pursuit to better elucidate the relationship between spirituality and health.
  • The National Cancer Institute has an interesting website and at this location focuses on the role spirituality plays in coping with cancer. Religious and spiritual values are important to patients coping with cancer. 
  • Yale University has created an online clearinghouse for manuscripts treating the humanities and medicine.