Spiritual health, the fourth dimension: a public health perspective

  title={Spiritual health, the fourth dimension: a public health perspective},
  author={Neera Dhar and S. K. Chaturvedi and Deoki Nandan},
  journal={WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health},
  pages={3 - 5}
A session of the United Nations (UN) Assembly, held recently, also focused on dealing with non‐communicable diseases by combating ‘the globalisation of unhealthy lifestyles’.[1] In fact, the behavioural aspects of an individual considerably influence one’s diet, interest in sedentary or active life and addictions to tobacco, alcohol and other substances. At the same time, an individual’s behaviour is influenced by the society’s value system and attitudes to which people subscribe to as… 

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The perception of spiritual health differences between citizens and physicians in the Czech Republic

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Spiritual Health Scale 2011: Defining and Measuring 4th Dimension of Health

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    Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine
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A statistically reliable and valid Spiritual Health Scale (SHS 2011) containing 114 items has been developed and is first of its kind in the world to measure the spiritual health of a common worldly person, which is devoid of religious and cultural bias.

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A cross-sectional study was conducted among doctors of North India with the help of self-administered questionnaire, finding that spirituality has an important role in day-to-day patient care and 92.5% wanted to know more about the scientific work being done in the field of spirituality.

Spiritual beliefs may affect outcome of bereavement: prospective study

People who profess stronger spiritual beliefs seem to resolve their grief more rapidly and completely after the death of a person close to them than do people with no spiritual beliefs.

UN General Assembly urges action on non‐communicable diseases

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