Exploring spirituality with people who use mental health services

Dr Sarah Eagger and Dr Sumudu Ferdinando

90 minutes


January 2018

Learning module

CPD domain:
Clinical, Professional

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As individual practitioners we support a wide variety of different views on spirituality. This is reflected in the manner in which we as mental health professionals acknowledge (or ignore) this aspect in our patients’ narratives.

This module will help you to develop your awareness of patients’ spiritual health needs. We aim to provide an outline of the current thinking and literature on this topic and motivate you to incorporate this aspect of care into your practice. The module will also enable you to consider your own spiritual development and will provide some helpful tools to assist you in taking a spiritual history.

Exploring this highly personalised area, which means different things to different people, can have potential pitfalls. This module acknowledges possible dilemmas that a clinician may face and identifies effective ways of addressing these challenges.


We are pleased to offer this module free for those without a paid subscription. If you are a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, you can log in straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website. Otherwise, all you need to do is register with the College.

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