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Spirituality in Palliative Care: An Ethical Imperative

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0002
Spirituality in Palliative Care: An Ethical Imperative

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This chapter examines the ethical aspects of spirituality in palliative care. It provides a roadmap for describing key spiritual interests in healthcare, the source of those interests, and the way they find concrete expressions in the lives of patients, their caregivers, and families. The chapter also identifies and clarifies the moral warrants or the scope and grounds of the ethical obligation to address spirituality in the palliative care setting.

Keywords: spirituality; palliative care; healthcare; patients; ethical obligation; caregivers; families

Chapter.  5201 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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