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Table 2 Questions to explore spirituality in a clinical setting

From: Conceptualising spirituality for medical research and health service provision

1. Are you in any way a spiritual person?
2. Do you observe a religion?
3. Is your spirituality mainly about you personally or is it found more in your relationships with other people?
4. Does your spirituality help you cope with life's difficulties?
5. Does your spirituality help you cope with illness or disability?
6. Have you ever been aware of a spiritual realm or presence?
7. Have you ever had a very intense experience (unrelated to drugs or alcohol) in which you felt some deep new meaning in life, or at one with the world or universe? (If you believe in God it may have felt like an experience of God.)