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Letter to Editor: A Comprehensive Definition of Spiritual Health
Mahnaz Solhi , Esmaeil Fattahi * , Mahnaz Pouresmaeil , Hadi Darvishigilan , Sedighe Rastaghi
Department of Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Spirituality is recognized globally as an important aspect to respond to many questions associated with health and happiness. The World Health Organization is also interested in pursuing the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of health (1).
There are several challenges regarding the definition of spiritual health and the advancement of research in this regard (2). In addition, due to the controversies, it is difficult to achieve a common definition of spirituality (3, 4).
However, it seems that the current definitions (5) on the concepts and indicators of spiritual health do not provide comprehensive coverage of all factors in societies; therefore, the results obtained from spiritual health research in one society are not generalizable to different societies.
Furthermore, due to the differences in people's attitudes towards religion and spirituality, it is difficult to evaluate these concepts independently or in combination. As we know, the cognition, actions, emotions, and personal effects of individuals are important indicators of spirituality.
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*Correspondence: Should be addressed to Dr. Esmaeil Fattahi. Email: Esmaeil.fattahi@yahoo.com
Keywords: Spiritual Health, Definition, culture
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Type of Study: LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Subject: General
Received: 2019/02/7 | Accepted: 2019/07/9 | Published: 2020/07/4
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Solhi M, Fattahi E, Pouresmaeil M, Darvishigilan H, Rastaghi S. Letter to Editor: A Comprehensive Definition of Spiritual Health. Health Spiritual Med Ethics. 2019; 6 (3) :2-2
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