I'm spiritual but not religious : Implications for research and practice

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Title: I'm spiritual but not religious : Implications for research and practice
Authors: Casey, Patricia R.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5832
Date: May-2013
Abstract: There is an assumption, amongst some mental health service users, clinicians, researchers and others, that religiousness and spirituality are the same construct. A consideration of the history of these concepts shows that, over time, each has become separated from the other. Both require careful definition. The definitions of spirituality are heterogeneous and, with important implications for research and practice, some encompass mood states. The failure to separate spirituality and religiousness, and the confounding of spirituality with mood states in some research in psychiatry, makes interpretation of the findings difficult. Greater clarity and precision will be required in future research including, if possible, attempts to provide distinctive operational definitions of spirituality and religiousness.                          
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: SCM Press
Keywords: ReligionSpiritualityPsychiatry
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Cook, Christopher (ed.). Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health : Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Appears in Collections:Medicine Research Collection

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