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Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying

Peter Speck

in Care of the Dying

Second edition

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199550838
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730528 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0006
Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying

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This chapter discusses the different spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying. Spiritual care is described as relating to the vital life essence of an individual, while religious care is described as a system of faith and worship that expresses an underlying spirituality. It discusses the proper time to make an assessment of the different spiritual or religious support needed by a patient, the needs of different non-religious or religious groups, and those individuals tasked to meet the needs that were assessed.

Keywords: religious issues; spiritual care; religious care; religious support; assessment; non-religious groups; religious groups; needs

Chapter.  7917 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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