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Toward a Holistic Approach to Spiritual Health Care for People With Schizophrenia

Ho, Rainbow T. H. PhD, MPhil, BSc; Wan, Adrian H. Y. MSW, MA, BSocSc; Chan, Caitlin K. P. MSc, BSocSc

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000163

Medical and behavioral treatments are the predominant types of rehabilitation services for people with schizophrenia. Spirituality in people with schizophrenia remains poorly conceptualized, thereby limiting knowledge advancement in the area of spiritual health care services. To provide a framework for better clinical and research practices, we advocate a holistic approach to investigating spirituality and its application in spiritual health care services of people with schizophrenia.

Centre on Behavioral Health (Dr Ho and Mr Wan) and Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Dr Ho, Mr Wan, and Ms Chan), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Correspondence: Caitlin K. P. Chan, MSc, BSocSc, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (

The authors thank the General Research Fund (GRF/HKU745511H) for the support of this work.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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