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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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Spirituality in End-of-Life Care from a Catholic Perspective: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain

Spirituality in End-of-Life Care from a Catholic Perspective: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain

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(p.139) 9 Spirituality in End-of-Life Care from a Catholic Perspective: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain
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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/9780195146820.003.0009

This chapter describes the spirituality in end-of-life care from a Catholic perspective and from the experiences of a hospital chaplain, discussing the spiritual needs of people facing the end of life as well as the needs of their family members and/or loved ones. It identifies the beliefs and principles of the Catholic Church with regards to life and death and the sacraments and rituals specific to the Catholic Church, and also explains the obligations and relationships essential for professional or lay caregivers regardless of specialty.

Keywords:   spirituality, end of life, Catholic Church, hospital chaplain, life and death, sacraments, lay caregivers

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