Spirituality and health in the curricula of medical schools in Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Lucchetti, Giancarlo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero
dc.contributor.author Espinha, Daniele Corcioli Mendes
dc.contributor.author Oliveira, Leandro Romani de [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Leite, Jose Roberto [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Koenig, Harold G.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:27:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:27:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-18
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-12-78
dc.identifier.citation Bmc Medical Education. London: Biomed Central Ltd, v. 12, 8 p., 2012.
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6920
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35180
dc.description.abstract Background: According to recent surveys, 59% of British medical schools and 90% of US medical schools have courses or content on spirituality and health (S/H). There is little research, however, on the teaching of S/H in medical schools in other countries, such as those in Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa. the present study seeks to investigate the current status of teaching on S/H in Brazilian medical schools.Methods: All medical schools in Brazil (private and public) were selected for evaluation, were contacted by email and phone, and were administered a questionnaire. the questionnaire, sent by e-mail, asked medical school directors/deans about any S/H courses that were taught, details about those courses, S/H lectures or seminars, importance of teaching this subject for medical school directors, and medical schools characteristics.Results: A total of 86 out of 180 (47.7%) medical schools responded. Results indicated that 10.4% of Brazilian Medical Schools have a dedicated S/H courses and 40.5% have courses or content on spirituality and health. Only two medical schools have S/H courses that involve hands-on training and three schools have S/H courses that teach how to conduct a spiritual history. the majority of medical directors (54%) believe that S/H is important to teach in their schools.Conclusion: Few Brazilian medical schools have courses dealing specifically with S/H and less than half provide some form of teaching on the subject. Unfortunately, there is no standard curriculum on S/H. Nevertheless, the majority of medical directors believe this issue is an important subject that should be taught. en
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Biomed Central Ltd
dc.relation.ispartof Bmc Medical Education
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject Spirituality en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Medical education en
dc.subject Medical schools en
dc.subject Medical students en
dc.title Spirituality and health in the curricula of medical schools in Brazil en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution São Paulo Med Spiritist Assoc
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Joao Evangelista Hosp
dc.contributor.institution Duke Univ
dc.contributor.institution King Abdulaziz Univ
dc.description.affiliation São Paulo Med Spiritist Assoc, BR-04520000 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Joao Evangelista Hosp, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Duke Univ, Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27706 USA
dc.description.affiliation King Abdulaziz Univ, Jeddah 21413, Saudi Arabia
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.file WOS000311609900001.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1472-6920-12-78
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000311609900001


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