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

@article{Gonalves2015LearningFL,
  title={Learning from Listening: Helping Healthcare Students to Understand Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Practice},
  author={L{\'i}dia Maria Diogo Gon{\'c}alves and Igra{\'i}ne Helena Scholz Os{\'o}rio and Luan Leal Oliveira and L{\'i}gia Rodrigues Simonetti and Edilson dos Reis and Giancarlo Lucchetti},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2015},
  volume={55},
  pages={986-999}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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