Indian Journal of Urology
: 2002  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 207--212

The relevance of spirituality in medical profession

Santosh Kumar 
 Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

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Santosh Kumar
Department of Urology, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006

Patients expect holistic care from the medical profes­sion. In holistic care, the whole person comprising bodv, mind and spirit is given attention and six dimensions of health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental) are recognised as being equally impor­tant. Patients«SQ» needs and expectations have forced the medical profession to recognise spiritual and religious factors in medical care. This article describes in detail the relevance of spirituality and religion in medical pr o­fession and suggests guidelines, for doctors for handling the spiritual and religious beliefs of patients.

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Kumar S. The relevance of spirituality in medical profession.Indian J Urol 2002;18:207-212

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