9. Religiosity, Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Perception of Brazilian Health and Mental Health Professionals

Spirituality and Wellbeing - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health - Bettina E. Schmidt

Marta Helena de Freitas [+-]
Catholic University of Brasilia
Marta Helena de Freitas is Professor at the Catholic University of Brasilia - UCB, since 1989. She is a psychologist with a Master in Social Psychology and Personality, Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Brasilia. Post-Doctor in Psychology of Religion, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and also in Culture Psychology, University of Oporto, Portugal. Researches on the following topics: psychology of religion, thanatology, gerontology, the Rorschach psychodiagnostic, phenomenology, training in psychology and mental health. Coordinator of Psychology & Religion Working Group of National Association of Post-Graduation and Research in Psychology – ANPEPP and member of International Association for the Psychology of Religion – IAPR.

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This chapter presents information from three research projects in which 158 Brazilian health and mental health professionals were interviewed in depth on their perceptions and experiences about the relationships between religiosity, spirituality and physical and mental health. It describes the method used in the three surveys, according to a phenomenological approach, presents the main results, focusing on the main convergent elements in the perceptions and experiences of these professionals regarding religiosity and spirituality in the context of health, as well as some of its specificities according to the context (hospital or mental health services). Finally, as a conclusion, it presents some general considerations about the implications of these results for health practices and policies committed to the well-being of people in Brazil and beyond.

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de Freitas, Marta Helena. 9. Religiosity, Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Perception of Brazilian Health and Mental Health Professionals. Spirituality and Wellbeing - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Feb 2020. ISBN 9781781797655. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35871. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35871. Feb 2020

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