Interprofessional spiritual care in oncology: A literature review

Christina M. Puchalski, Andrea Sbrana, Betty Ferrell, Najmeh Jafari, Stephen King, Tracy Balboni, Guido Miccinesi, Anna Vandenhoeck, Michael Silbermann, Lodovico Balducci, Julianna Yong, Andrea Antonuzzo, Alfredo Falcone, Carla Ida Ripamonti

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Abstract

Spiritual care is recognised as an essential element of the care of patients with serious illness such as cancer. Spiritual distress can result in poorer health outcomes including quality of life. The American Society of Clinical Oncology and other organisations recommend addressing spiritual needs in the clinical setting. This paper reviews the literature findings and proposes recommendations for interprofessional spiritual care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere000465
JournalESMO Open
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

  • cancer patients
  • interprofessional
  • spiritual care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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