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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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SANTOS, Vinícius Nunes dos  y  BYK, Jonas. Spiritual/religious assistance for hospitalized patients: a narrative review. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2019, vol.20, n.2, pp.348-357. ISSN 1645-0086.

In a proposal of integral attention to the health of the patient, a narrative review was undertaken that sought to understand if hospitalized patients who receive spiritual/religious assistance present better health outcomes. As a general objective of this article, it was intended to emphasize the importance of the spiritual/religious dimension in the life of hospitalized patients. A literature search was carried out in three large electronic databases: Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS), PubMed and Portal de Periódicos da CAPES. The number of material found, after the initial search in the three databases, was equal to 292 articles (Portal de Periódicos da CAPES = 238 articles, BVS = 44 articles, PubMed = 10 articles). We selected 10 articles that met the inclusion criteria for participation. A total of 4,121 patients participated in this review, approximately of both sexes and with several diagnoses (hospitalized). The selected works showed that the hospitalized individual often finds himself unsure how to act in such a context and tends to be strengthened through the search for the sacred, for the divine, of what can give new meaning to his life and for his death, which is perceived closer than before. In this way, the hospital appears as an environment where human uncertainties arise, whether of a physical, psychosocial and / or spiritual nature, and a care is required that meets all these dimensions of human subjectivity.

Palabras clave : spirituality; religiousness; pastoral care; hospitalization; quality of life.

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