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Care of the DyingA pathway to excellence$
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John Ellershaw and Susie Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550838

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.001.0001

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Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying

Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying

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(p.107) Chapter 6 Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying
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Care of the Dying
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Peter Speck (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0006

This chapter discusses the different spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying. Spiritual care is described as relating to the vital life essence of an individual, while religious care is described as a system of faith and worship that expresses an underlying spirituality. It discusses the proper time to make an assessment of the different spiritual or religious support needed by a patient, the needs of different non-religious or religious groups, and those individuals tasked to meet the needs that were assessed.

Keywords:   religious issues, spiritual care, religious care, religious support, assessment, non-religious groups, religious groups, needs

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