Kansas physician assistants' attitudes and beliefs regarding spirituality and religiosity in patient care
Berg, Gina M.
Crowe, Robin E.
Norman, Jennifer L.
Swick, Valerie M.
Nyberg, Sue M.
Lee, Felecia A.
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Berg, Gina M.; Crowe, Robin E.; Budke, Ginny; Norman, Jennifer L.; Swick, Valerie M.; Nyberg, Sue; Lee, Felecia. 2013. Kansas physician assistants' attitudes and beliefs regarding spirituality and religiosity in patient care. Journal of Religion and Health, v.52:no.3:pp.864-876
Research indicates patients want to discuss spirituality/religious (S/R) beliefs with their healthcare provider. This was a cross-sectional study of Kansas physician assistants (PA) regarding S/R in patient care. Surveys included questions about personal S/R beliefs and attitudes about S/R in patient care. Self-reported religious respondents agreed (92%) they should be aware of patient S/R; 82% agreed they should address it. Agreement with incorporating S/R increased significantly based on patient acuity. This research indicates Kansas PAs' personal S/R beliefs influence their attitudes toward awareness and addressing patient S/R.
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