Conceptualising spirituality for medical research and health service provision.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The need to take account of spirituality in research and health services provision is assuming ever greater importance. However the field has long been hampered by a lack of conceptual clarity about the nature of spirituality itself. We do not agree with the sceptical claim that it is impossible to conceptualize spirituality within a scientific paradigm. Our aims are to 1) provide a brief over-view of critical thinking that might form the basis for a useful definition of spirituality for research and clinical work and 2) demystify the language of spirituality for clinical practice and research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • King, MB; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • July 13, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 116 -

PubMed ID

  • 19594903

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2722588

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1472-6963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1472-6963-9-116


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England