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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 Healthcare Professional as Person: The Spirituality of Providing Care at the End of Life

The Healthcare Professional as Person: The Spirituality of Providing Care at the End of Life

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(p.101) 6 The Healthcare Professional as Person: The Spirituality of Providing Care at the End of Life
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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/9780195146820.003.0006

This chapter discusses the spirituality of healthcare professionals in providing care at the end of life. It explains how one might cultivate a spiritual sensibility in medical practice that will be credible in the twenty-first century. These include deepening one's spiritual life within his or her religion, the development of specific and personal practices in relation to medicine, and finding other healthcare professionals with whom to engage on these sorts of questions.

Keywords:   spirituality, healthcare professionals, end of life, spiritual sensibility, medical practice, spiritual life, medicine

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