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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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Spiritual Care: Practical Tools

Spiritual Care: Practical Tools

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(p.229) 15 Spiritual Care: Practical Tools
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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/9780195146820.003.0015

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

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