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Spiritual Themes and Challenges in Global Health

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Humanities, December 2015
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Title
Spiritual Themes and Challenges in Global Health
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Journal of Medical Humanities, December 2015
DOI 10.1007/s10912-015-9378-9
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David G. Addiss

Abstract

Although the importance of spirituality is increasingly recognized in clinical medicine, spirituality is rarely mentioned in the practice, literature, or training programs of global health. To understand the role of spirituality in global health practice and identify factors that influence and limit its expression, I initiated conversations and informal interviews with more than 300 global health leaders, students, and practitioners during 2010-2014. Four spiritual themes or challenges emerged: compassion at a distance; dichotomous thinking; conspiracy of silence; and compulsion to save the world. Practitioners expressed strong interest in bringing spirituality more fully into global health discourse, which could help the field realize its potential.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 6%
Unknown 15 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 31%
Unspecified 4 25%
Student > Master 2 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 31%
Unspecified 4 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 13%
Social Sciences 2 13%
Psychology 2 13%
Other 1 6%

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#10,938,768
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#228
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