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A Time for Listening and CaringSpirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and
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Christina M. Puchalski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001

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The Role of Spirituality in the Care of Seriously Ill, Chronically Ill, and Dying Patients

The Role of Spirituality in the Care of Seriously Ill, Chronically Ill, and Dying Patients

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(p.5) I The Role of Spirituality in the Care of Seriously Ill, Chronically Ill, and Dying Patients
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A Time for Listening and Caring
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Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0001

This chapter examines the role of spirituality in caring for chronically ill and dying patients. It discusses the issues of living with the dying, the influence of science and technology in the changes in the conditions of dying people, and hospice and palliative care sectors' recognition of the importance of the spiritual dimension in the care of dying patients. The chapter also reviews the results of studies and research concerning the relation between health and spirituality, highlighting the importance of spirituality in patients' lives.

Keywords:   spirituality, chronically ill, dying patients, science and technology, dying people, hospice care, palliative care, patients' lives

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