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Religiosity/Spirituality of German Doctors in Private Practice and Likelihood of Addressing R/S Issues with Patients.
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PMID:  24077926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the self-assessed religiosity and spirituality (R/S) of a representative sample of German physicians in private practice (n = 414) and how this related to their addressing R/S issues with patients. The majority of physicians (49.3 %) reported a Protestant denomination, with the remainder indicating mainly either Catholic (12.5 %) or none (31.9 %). A significant proportion perceived themselves as either religious (42.8 %) or spiritual (29.0 %). Women were more likely to rate themselves R/S than did men. Women (compared to men) were also somewhat more likely to attend religious services (7.4 vs. 2.1 % at least once a week) and participate in private religious activities (14.9 vs. 13.7 % at least daily), although these differences were not statistically significant. The majority of physicians (67.2 %) never/seldom addressed R/S issues with a typical patient. Physicians with higher self-perceived R/S and more frequent public and private religious activity were much more likely to address R/S issues with patients. Implications for patient care and future research are discussed.
Authors:
Edgar Voltmer; Arndt Büssing; Harold G Koenig; Faten Al Zaben
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of religion and health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6571     ISO Abbreviation:  J Relig Health     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985199R     Medline TA:  J Relig Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Health and Behavioral Science, Friedensau Adventist University, An der Ihle 19, 39291, Möckern-Friedensau, Germany, edgar.voltmer@thh-friedensau.de.
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