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Keywords

feminism, religion, spirituality, women's health

 

Authors

  1. Lauver, Diane Ruth PhD, RN, CS, FAAN

Abstract

Both women's spirituality and women's health movements have grown dramatically in recent years. If clinicians understood in greater depth the commonalities between these two perspectives, then they would be better positioned to foster the health of women more fully. In this article, concepts of feminism, religion, spirituality, and women's health are described briefly. After identifying some assumptions, themes, and characteristics of both women's spirituality and women's health, the commonalities between these two perspectives are delineated. Next, processes critical to women's spirituality and women's health are proposed. Finally, implications for clinical practice are offered.