FEATUREHow Does Spirituality Affect Physical Health?: A Conceptual ReviewDyer, Jade BScAuthor Information School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Corresponding Author: Jade Dyer, BSc, The Chemical Health Centre, Suite 9/88 Broadway, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia (Jade.Dyer@med.monash.edu.au). Holistic Nursing Practice: November-December 2007 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p 324-328 doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000298617.27008.be Buy Metrics Abstract Spirituality is thought to have a beneficial impact on physical health and mortality, yet experimental findings are mixed in their support of this assumption. This article examines the most persuasive experimental evidence that spiritual beliefs influence physical health and explores the mediating factors that may explain how this connection operates. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.