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Spiritual Care: Practical Tools

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/9780195146820.003.0015
Spiritual Care: Practical Tools

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This chapter describes some practical tools applicable to providing spiritual care in the palliative care setting, discussing the initiative launched by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to focus medical education on a more patient-centered model of care. The humanization of medicine allowed students, residents, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to learn the basis of compassionate care, the role of spirituality in health and illness, and how to conduct spiritual assessment.

Keywords: spiritual care; palliative care; AAMC; medical education; patient-centered care; spirituality; spiritual assessment

Chapter.  9845 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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