RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Patients with high levels of religious coping more likely to receive life-saving measures at the end of life

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According to findings from a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association individuals with high levels of religious coping were almost three times more likely to receive aggressive life-saving measures at the end of life. These patients were more likely to want their physicians to do anything they could to help them stay alive, such as using mechanical ventilation and other life-prolonging care. These same patients were also less likely to have a do-not-resuscitate order or a durable power of attorney. The authors of the study, commenting, stated “…taken together these results highlight the need for clinicians to recognize and be sensitive to the influence of religious coping on medical decisions and goals of care at the end of life.” There have been other studies that have examined the effects of religion on medical decision making; however, this is the first study to examine religion in conjunction with end-of-life medical decision making. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more:

So they looked at data from 345 predominantly Christian patients with advanced cancer who were enrolled in the Coping With Cancer Study, a prospective, multicenter, longitudinal, cohort study.

The level of religious coping was assessed by questionnaire, and additional psychosocial and religious/spiritual measures, advanced care planning, and end-of-life preferences were evaluated in an interview.

More than three-quarters (78.8%) of the participants said religion helps them cope to a moderate extent, and 31.6% agreed that religion was the most important thing keeping them going.

More than half (55.9%) said they engaged in prayer, meditation, or religious study at least once a day.

Patients with a high level of religious coping were younger, less educated, less likely to be insured or married, and more likely to be black, Hispanic, or from one of the Texas study sites (P<0.001 for all).

Patients died a median of 122 days after the study began.

Those with a high level of religious coping were more likely to receive mechanical ventilation (OR 2.81, 95% CI 1.03 to 7.69) and intensive life-prolonging care during the last week of life (OR 2.90, 95% CI 1.07 to 7.89).

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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