RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
How do I participate in a Research Study?
Members of the Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare Princeton, NJ, may apply to participate in current studies. To become a member of ISH, visit Become a Member. To learn about current studies, visit Research Studies in development. The Institute will begin accepting applications for study participants once the necessary philanthropic support for a Research Study is in place.
How much does it cost to participate in a Research Study?
Participants are not charged to take part in the Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare Research Studies. All costs associated with underwriting Research Studies are made possible by philanthropic support from public and private foundations, corporations, members, and the public.
What guarantees or warranties does the Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare, Princeton, NJ offer to participants in Research Studies?
While the majority of participants in past studies have reported immediate improvement in their health conditions, and those improvements have been observed and documented by health care professionals, the outcome of a participant’s results has shown a correlation between the participant’s Psycho Spiritual Receptivity Quotient (PSRQ) and their individual outcome. The Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare, Princeton, NJ, therefore, offers no guaranty or warranty that a participant in a study will experience health benefits through receiving a Spiritually-Based Intervention.
Do the benefits achieved through Spiritually-Based Interventions last?
In the care of certain health conditions, the results have historically over the past decade been permanent. In the care of other conditions, the results vary depending on the participant’s personal health habits, consumption of alcohol, smoking, and lifestyle.
What are the risks, dangers, and safety concerns as a Research Study participant?
Over the past decade-plus of research, the senior staff currently employed at the Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare, Princeton, NJ has not received any reports of deleterious health effects from participants who have received SBIs.
Prior to participating in a study, do participants have an opportunity to be informed and ask questions?
Participants will be informed on the subject of Spiritually-Based Practices and Interventions and be given ample opportunity to ask questions before providing informed consent. Those who wish to participate in Research Studies to explore the efficacy of Spiritually-Based Practices and Interventions to improve health must first inform their primary care provider and understand that Spiritually-Based Interventions are not substitutes for medical care.
How do I make an appointment for care?
The Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare, Princeton, NJ does not offer appointments for care, as it is not a healthcare provider. For health or medical concerns, please consult your primary care physician or proceed to your nearest emergency room. The Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare is a research and training facility dedicated to conducting research, executing studies, and training. To learn about upcoming studies, visit Research Studies for more information. Patrons interested in funding new studies can contact the development office directly to meet with leadership and the director of research planning committee.