A pasztorálpszichológia, lelkigondozás fogászati vonatkozásai Irodalmi összefoglaló.

Translated title of the contribution: Pastoral psychology, spiritual counseling in dentistry. Review of the literature

Tibor Károly Fábián, Gabriella Vértes, Pál Fejérdy

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Although there were drastic changes in the XX-th century, still 70% of the Hungarian population believe in God, and 10-15% can be counted as active believer. A percentage of 44% of the hospitalised patients indicated a need of pastoral counseling during the treatment time. In the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy the percentage of the need of religious care (pastoral psychology, pastoral counseling) may be even higher. In the field of dentistry the increasing number of psychosomatic patients justify the introduction of such religious treatment methods into the dental care system as well. In this review authors try to collect the main points of this special, religious type of therapy to help dental professionals working in the field of psychosomatic dentistry in the orientation in this interesting and important field.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalFogorvosi szemle
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


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  • Medicine(all)

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