SPIRITUALITY: A NECESSARY DIALOGUE BETWEEN HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGY AND THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEALTH STAFF IN THE INTENSIVE THERAPY UNIT PATIENT CARE
Maria de Lourdes Ferreira Medeiros de Matos, Alcemar Antonio Lopes de Matos, Fernanda Castro Manhães, Simone de Oliveira Lopes, Vinícius Dias Evangelista, Paulo Roberto Blanco Moreira Norberg, Antonio Neres Norberg*
This study focuses on the practice of spirituality by professionals of the multidisciplinary staff in patient’s care at Intensive Care Units from the perspective of hospital psychology and health support, aiming to investigate the relevance of the practice of spirituality by the patient as an agent of well-being as well as for his family, with the support of the health staff engaged in this context of the Intensive Care Unit. This research is a literature review, mainly based on Camon, Boff, Koenig and Sebastiani researches on the practice of spirituality in patient care. We concluded that spirituality practice has proven benefits through various studies and works as an escape valve for the patient’s suffering period, demanding the attention of the hospital’s psychologist, who need to understand patient’s feels and values, with the purpose of do not interfere with patient’s beliefs and affect negatively their treatment.
Keywords: Spirituality, patient’s beliefs, Hospital multidisciplinary staff, Hospital Psychology.
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