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29.10.2015 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2016

Journal of Religion and Health 3/2016

Learning from Listening: Helping Healthcare Students to Understand Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Practice

Journal of Religion and Health > Ausgabe 3/2016
Lídia Maria Gonçalves, Igraíne Helena Scholz Osório, Luan Leal Oliveira, Lígia Rodrigues Simonetti, Edilson dos Reis, Giancarlo Lucchetti


We aim to evaluate the perceptions of healthcare students while taking a spiritual history (SH). Fifty students were trained on how to take a SH, interviewed inpatients and answered a questionnaire concerning their perceptions. A total of 362 patients were interviewed: 60.1 % of students felt comfortable taking a SH, 85.1 % believed the patient liked the approach, and 72.1 % believed more benefits could come with a follow-up. When students felt more comfortable, they tended to believe the patient: liked the approach (p < 0.01), felt better (p < 0.01) and more motivated (p < 0.01). Spirituality/health educational strategies may be a valid strategy to prepare future health professionals to face spiritual issues in health scenarios.

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