Prof Swaran Singh Publication: Self and suffering in Indian thought: implications for clinicians
Professor Swaran Singhs paper, Self and suffering in Indian thought: implications for cliniciansLink opens in a new window has been published in the journal BJPsch AdvancesLink opens in a new window.
The paper focuses on the four main Indian religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism – which have several shared concepts about self and suffering, which are salient to the world-view of the followers of these faiths.
Professor Singh explores how understanding the concepts of mind, self and suffering in these faiths can help clinicians build better rapport and gain deeper understanding of the inner world of patients of these faiths.
The paper highlights the broad cultural and religious beliefs of these groups, with the hope that increased knowledge among clinicians might lead to better therapeutic engagement.