Craig Hassed; Week 10 MED1011; HEP
Spirituality can be explored in many ways; religion, philosophy, science, altruism, creativity, ecology. Not mutually exclusive. Spirituality is important in decisionmaking. Discussing spirituality is important for understanding, encouraging realistic hope, giving medical advice and changing medical treatment. R/S helps patients to cope, gives patients a positive state of mind, provides emotional and practical support within the religious community. Religion can also have a negative effect on wellbeing. Religious commitment is particularly good for mental health. Doctors with less spiritual wellbeing more likely to have depression and poor mental health. Religion decreases likelihood for suicide. Triple bottom line takes environmental and social considerations into decision making; has environmental, social and economic components.