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The Religious and Spiritual Needs of Patients in the Hospital Setting Do Not Depend on Patient Level of Religious/Spiritual Observance and Should be Initiated by Healthcare Providers.

PMID: 33128222 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1007/s10943-020-01103-7 (read at publisher's website )

Ibtissam Gad, Xiao-Wei Cherie Tan, Sarah Williams, Sally Itawi, Layth Dahbour, Zachary Rotter, Graham Mitro, Courtney Rusch, Sara Perkins, Imran Ali,

According to many studies, addressing the religious and spiritual (R/S) needs of patient's increase patient satisfaction. One area of interest is how patient self-perceived level of religiosity and spirituality (R/S) influences hospital needs. In this cross-sectional study, 195 inpatients at a non-faith-based academic hospital in Toledo, OH, USA completed surveys examining self-perceived R/S levels, as well as how those R/S levels impacted preferred services, conversations, and experiences in the hospital. Patients with no religious identity (self-identified as atheist, agnostic, or no religion) were less likely to report discussions about R/S needs than religious respondents (16.7% vs. 47.3%, p = 0.039). Nevertheless, such patients were just as likely to want a R/S conversation started by their healthcare provider (75% vs. 56%, p = 0.241). Those with no R/S identity were more likely to report presumed negative assumptions by hospital staff (25% vs. 0%, p < 0.001). Our data suggests that even for a nonreligious population, it is important to consider R/S needs.

J Relig Health (Journal of religion and health)
[2022, 61(2):1120-1138]

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