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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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MURAKAMI, Rose  and  CAMPOS, Claudinei José Gomes. Religion and mental health: the challenge of integrating religiosity to patient care. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.2, pp.361-367. ISSN 0034-7167.

The study aimed to analyze scientific studies that show as subject an interface between religion and mental health care. From the literature reviewed in the databases LILACS, BDENF and electronic library SciELO, in the period 2000-2010, it was performed an integrative review of thirteen papers, using, as inclusion criterion, the availability of work via online and their compatibility thematic with the objective of the study. Six categories were listed, concluding that religion is a dimension that can contribute positively to the treatment of patients with mental illness, by providing emotional and social continence and teachings on customs, that encourage quality of life.

Keywords : Religion; Mental health; Nursing care.

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