Palliative Care and Spirituality: Bibliometric Research in Health Field

  • Ana Carla Cavalcanti de Andrade Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Solange Fátima Geraldo da Costa Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Ana Aline Lacet Zaccara Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Gilvânia Smith da Nóbrega Morais Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Jael Rúbia Figueiredo de Sá Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Jaqueline Brito Vidal Batista Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Patrícia Serpa de Souza Batista Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Thaís Costa de Oliveira Universidade Federal da Paraíba


This study aims to analyze the bibliometric indicators on national and international scientific production on palliative care and spirituality in health field. The bibliometric research was conducted in the virtual library SciELO and the LILACS, PubMed and IBECS Databases. Papers available in full-length and published in the period of 2005-2014 were selected resulting in a sample of 50 publications, among which 24 are national and 26 international. The journal that published more frequently on the theme was the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Journals classified with Qualis A2 and B2 stood out. Most of the publications were produced by medical practitioners with master degree. There was a predominance of original papers with qualitative approach coming from educational and research institutions abroad. Results suggest a still incipient amount of publications on Palliative Care and Spirituality in the health area at national and international levels, which demonstrates the need for further studies on this subject.

Jan 7, 2016
How to Cite
ANDRADE, Ana Carla Cavalcanti de et al. Palliative Care and Spirituality: Bibliometric Research in Health Field. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, jan. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020. doi:


Palliative Care; Spirituality; Religiosity.

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