Characteristics of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs of Danish Physicians: And Likelihood of Addressing Religious and Spiritual Issues with Patients

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  • Christian Balslev van Randwijk
  • Tobias Opsahl
  • Elisabeth Assing Hvidt
  • Alex Kappel Kørup
  • Bjerrum, Lars
  • Karsten Flemming Thomsen
  • Niels Christian Hvidt

This study investigated the association between physicians' R/S characteristics and frequency of addressing patients' R/S issues. Information was obtained through a questionnaire mailed to 1485 Danish physicians (response rate 63%) (42% female). We found significant associations between physicians' personal R/S and the frequency of addressing R/S issues. Moreover, we identified significant gender differences in most R/S characteristics. However, no differences in frequency of addressing R/S issues were identified across gender. This raises some questions regarding the effects of gender on associations between R/S characteristics and frequency of addressing R/S issues.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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