Culture, spirituality, and women's health

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1995 Mar-Apr;24(3):257-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1995.tb02471.x.


A review of the literature on culture, health/women's health, and spirituality/religion reveals that the purported relationships among these variables may be tenuous. Nevertheless, there is a need for health care professionals to be aware of existing cultural/religious beliefs that may affect women's health behavior if provision of holistic health care is a goal. Implications for practice and research can be drawn from the existing evidence in the literature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cultural Characteristics*
  • Female
  • Health Behavior / ethnology
  • Holistic Health
  • Humans
  • Religion*
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Women's Health*
  • Women's Rights