Spirituality in Palliative Care—A Hindu Perspective

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:
Spirituality in Palliative Care—A Hindu Perspective

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This chapter examines the spirituality in end-of-life and palliative care from the perspective of Hinduism, describing some of the principles and practices of the Hindu religion that are important, especially in the care of Hindu patients who are seriously ill and dying. It discusses the relevant principles of the theory of karma, yoga and fear, and also presents sample Hindu prayers for the dying and the dead.

Keywords: end of life; spirituality; Hinduism karma; yoga; fear; prayers; dying; dead

Chapter.  4197 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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