International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Spirituality and Depression in Older Adults: A Literature Review
Wilawan Christraksa

At present, health care providers worldwide are interested in spiritual health which associates with physical and mental health especially depression. Particularly, spirituality in older adults is more concerned than in younger people. Several research studies have discussed how spirituality relates to depression when consideringthe health of older adults.This narrative literature reviews informsaudiences of how spirituality relates to depression in older adults. In particular, this article provides a better understanding of the relationship between both factors.A total of 24 articles were included in this literature review. Additionally, the findings also capture the relationship between spirituality and depression, spiritual or religious activities, and spiritual experiences in older adults. It is recommended that a systematic review be conducted that focuses on how nurses and health care providers support spiritual health in older adults in each country.

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