- Medicine Information and Evidence for Policy > Monitoring and Evaluation
- Traditional Medicine > Traditional, Complementary and Herbal Medicine
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Domain VI - Spirituality/Religion/Personal Beliefs
24. Spirituality/religion/personal beliefs
This facet examines the person’s personal beliefs and how these affect quality of life. This might be by helping the person cope with difficulties in his/her life, giving structure to experience, ascribing meaning to spiritual and personal questions, and more generally providing the person with a sense of well-being. This facet addresses people with differing religious beliefs (e.g. Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims), as well as people with personal and spiritual beliefs that do not fit within a particular religious orientation.
For many people religion, personal beliefs and spirituality are a source of comfort, well-being, security, meaning, sense of belonging, purpose and strength. However, some people feel that religion has a negative influence on their life. Questions are framed to allow this aspect of the facet to emerge.