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The Healthcare Professional as Person: The Spirituality of Providing Care at the End of Life

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/9780195146820.003.0006
The Healthcare Professional as Person: The Spirituality of Providing Care at the End of Life

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This chapter discusses the spirituality of healthcare professionals in providing care at the end of life. It explains how one might cultivate a spiritual sensibility in medical practice that will be credible in the twenty-first century. These include deepening one's spiritual life within his or her religion, the development of specific and personal practices in relation to medicine, and finding other healthcare professionals with whom to engage on these sorts of questions.

Keywords: spirituality; healthcare professionals; end of life; spiritual sensibility; medical practice; spiritual life; medicine

Chapter.  6346 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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