International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Spiritual Health - The 4th Dimension of Health

Neera Dhar [2] | Ankur Yadav [3]

Abstract: This article addresses the nature of spiritual health and its profound need in today?s world, tormented with meaninglessness, stress, jealousy, resentment, arrogance, deception and other such unpleasant states of mind and behavior. There is a craving for peace, bliss and freedom from such agony of the life condition. It is a mega challenge. A formidable pressure is discerned to redefine the meaning and interventions of public health in India. Spiritual wellness is positively linked with clinical interventions in terms of response to the treatment and prognosis. Spiritual assessment and practices needs to be a preliminary step in the clinical practices. Spiritual health is not synonymous with religion. It includes mental health and emotional health but goes beyond towards inner fulfillment, self realization, self-actualization and transcendence through cognitive, affective and behavioural domains. This era belongs substantially to the spiritual thought, literature and practice. India needs to take a lead in adopting a proactive approach of initiating spiritual health in the public health system. At present, spiritual health is mainly the domain of religious leaders in India. It is the high time that it should be urgently looked into by health professionals. There is an urgency to generate research training and material for the purpose and evolve mechanisms to integrate spiritual health in public health system of India.

Keywords: Spirituality, Self - evolution, Cognitive, Affective, Behavioural, mental health, emotional health

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 1589 - 1592

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