The Spiritism as therapy in the health care in the epilepsy

The Spiritism as therapy in the health care in the epilepsy

Author Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz Google Scholar
Barbosa de Lira, Claudio Andre Google Scholar
Vancini-Campanharo, Cassia Regina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Barbosa, Dulce Aparecida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Arida, Ricardo Mario Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: to present a brief history of Spiritism, the vision of epilepsy by Spiritism, and the potential of spirituality and religiosity care as complementary and coadjutants treatments in epilepsy. Method: this is a brief review about the impact of faith, spirituality, and religiosity, particularly the Spiritism philosophy as complementary treatment to neurological disorders (particularly focusing on epilepsy) and mental health. We conduct a review of published articles (about religion/spirituality and epilepsy) in the Pubmed and SciELO databases. Conclusion: the exercise of spirituality and religiosity can be a positive coping strategy to support the traditional therapy of patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. However, it is necessary to demystify myths and beliefs about the epilepsy and improve knowledge about this important health dimension among professionals, patients, and caregivers to explore their full treatment and supportive potential.
Keywords Complementary Medicine
Spiritual Care
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Language English
Date 2016
Published in Revista Brasileira De Enfermagem. Brasilia Df, v. 69, n. 4, p. 804-810, 2016.
ISSN 0034-7167 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Enfermagem
Extent 804-810
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000404280000025
SciELO ID S0034-71672016000400804 (statistics in SciELO)

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