Domain of spiritual care

Betty Ferrell, Carla Munevar

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Abstract

Spirituality is a critical dimension of comprehensive palliative care. Scholars have contributed numerous definitions of spirituality and perspectives on the relationship between spiritual pain and suffering. Much research has been done to demonstrate the need to address the patient's spiritual preferences and needs when considering medical interventions. There is also consensus that there is an improvement in the patient's quality of life when spiritual needs have been addressed. Spiritual assessment tools have been developed to better assist healthcare professionals in planning and implementing spiritual interventions that may be offered by the multidisciplinary team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in Palliative Care
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Palliative care
  • Quality of life
  • Religion
  • Spiritual pain
  • Spiritual well-being
  • Spirituality
  • Suffering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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