A Religious Patient and Her Sleep Problems: Reflections on an Experience in which Sleeping Pills were not Prescribed


  • Thiago Henrique Roza Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba




Spirituality, Mental Health, Beliefs


The spirituality, cultural beliefs and religion of any patient are likely to have an impact on his/her health, and well-being. Health professionals, mainly young physicians and medical students, often fail to consider this type of background when taking care of their patients. This experience is a report of an interesting encounter, in the field of mental health, in which the spiritual beliefs and socioeconomic needs of a patient were considered during her treatment. Consequently, sleeping pills were not prescribed in her case.

Author Biography

Thiago Henrique Roza, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba

Thiago Henrique Roza is currently a sixth-year medical student at Federal

University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, of a six-year program.


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How to Cite

Henrique Roza, T. (2017). A Religious Patient and Her Sleep Problems: Reflections on an Experience in which Sleeping Pills were not Prescribed. International Journal of Medical Students, 5(1), 57–58. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2017.174