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Conceptualising spirituality for medical research and health service provision

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2009
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Title
Conceptualising spirituality for medical research and health service provision
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-9-116
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Authors

Michael B King, Harold G Koenig

Abstract

The need to take account of spirituality in research and health services provision is assuming ever greater importance. However the field has long been hampered by a lack of conceptual clarity about the nature of spirituality itself. We do not agree with the sceptical claim that it is impossible to conceptualize spirituality within a scientific paradigm. Our aims are to 1) provide a brief over-view of critical thinking that might form the basis for a useful definition of spirituality for research and clinical work and 2) demystify the language of spirituality for clinical practice and research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
United States 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 61 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 20%
Researcher 11 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Professor 6 9%
Other 23 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 29%
Psychology 14 20%
Social Sciences 13 19%
Unspecified 6 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Other 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2014.
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#7,943,638
of 12,661,434 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,976
of 4,193 outputs
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#70,768
of 128,042 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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