Spirituality, Religiousness and Health

From Research to Clinical Practice

  • Giancarlo Lucchetti
  • Mario Fernando Prieto Peres
  • Rodolfo Furlan Damiano

Part of the Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific Approach book series (RELSPHE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Spirituality, Religiousness and Health Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rodolfo F. Damiano, Mario F. P. Peres, Marina A. B. Sena
      Pages 3-10
    3. Miguel Farias, Guy Kahane, Nicholas Shackel
      Pages 49-67
    4. Alexandre de Rezende-Pinto, Cristiane Silva Curcio Schumann, Alexander Moreira-Almeida
      Pages 69-86
    5. Marcelo Saad, Jorge Cecilio Daher Jr, Roberta de Medeiros
      Pages 87-100
    6. Juliane Piasseschi de Bernardin Gonçalves, Homero Vallada
      Pages 101-113
    7. Giancarlo Lucchetti, Luciano Magalhães Vitorino, Fabio Nasri, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti
      Pages 115-130
  3. Clinical Implications of Spirituality, Religiousness and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Letícia Oliveira Alminhana, Claude Robert Cloninger
      Pages 153-165
    3. George Fitchett, Annelieke Damen, Cheryl Holmes, Allison Kestenbaum, Steve Nolan
      Pages 183-206
    4. Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva, Carlos Eduardo Paiva
      Pages 235-247
    5. Giancarlo Lucchetti, Lidia Maria Gonçalves, Alberto Gorayeb de Carvalho Ferreira, Jorge Cecilio Daher Jr, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti
      Pages 249-265

About this book


This book provides an overview of the research on spirituality, religiousness and health, including the most important studies, conceptualization, instruments for measurement, types of studies, challenges, and criticisms. It covers essential information on the influence of spirituality and religiousness (S/R) in mental and physical health, and provides guidance for its use in clinical practice. The book discusses the clinical implications of the research findings, including ethical issues, medical/health education, how to take a spiritual history, and challenges in addressing these issues, all based on studies showing the results of incorporating S/R in clinical practice. It contains case reports to facilitate learning, and suggests educational strategies to facilitate teaching S/R to health professionals and students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Lucchetti
    • 1
  • Mario Fernando Prieto Peres
    • 2
  • Rodolfo Furlan Damiano
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineFederal University of Juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil
  2. 2.Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinInstitute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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