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The impact of spirituality and religiosity on the performance of intensive pediatric care doctors

Grant number: 19/18174-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal researcher:Patricia Maluf Cury
Grantee:Lorena Silvestre Gabioli
Home Institution: Faculdade Faceres. Instituto Superior de Educação Ceres (UNICERES). São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Regarding the comprehensive care of patients in general, spirituality and religiosity is an integral issue of care. When the patient is a child this also occurs. Studies show that spiritual practices improve mental health, quality of life and interpersonal relationships. The same is true for pediatric intensive care physicians who deal with the suffering of children and their families daily. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to verify the religiosity/spirituality of pediatric ICU physicians and how it influences patient care and coping with personal stress. MATERIAL AND METHOD: a cross-sectional study with a qualitative approach, conducted through online questionnaires answered by pediatricians of the Intensive Care Unit who are inserted in the Brazilian Intensive Care Association.

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