Patients' and Caregivers' Contested Perspectives on Spiritual Care for Those Affected by Advanced Illnesses: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.

Affiliation

Palliative and Supportive Care Research Department, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Victoria, Australia; Institute for Ethics & Society, The University of Notre Dame Australia, New South Wales, Australia; Departments of Psychosocial Cancer Care and Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Spiritual care refers to practices and rituals addressing spiritual/religious concerns. It supports coping with loss and finding hope, meaning, and peace. Although integral to palliative care, its implementation is challenging.

Keywords

Palliative care,caregivers,hospitality,patients,spiritual care,spirituality,

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