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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 60 (2018) 4, 263 - 267

Short report

Position Statement on religion and spirituality in psychiatry

P.J. Verhagen

background In December 2015 the Executive Committee of the World Psychiatric Association approved a Position Statement on religion and spirituality in psychiatry. This remarkable event remained unnoticed in the Netherlands.
aim To bring this statement to the attention of the Dutch psychiatry.
method An explanation of the criteria on which the statement is based.
results Religion and spirituality are a part of daily psychiatric practice, scientific research, residency training and continuous medical education.
conclusion The Executive Commitee of the World Psychiatric Association has made a major accomplishment in favour of psychiatric practice around the world.

keywords dialogue, Position Statement, religion, spirituality