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The Heart of the Matter: Religion and Spirituality at the End of Life

David E. Guinn

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Concerns about caregivers providing religious or spiritual care arise, in large part, out of a misunderstanding about religion and spirituality and what those terms really mean. Many people treat ... More


Care of the Dying: A pathway to excellence

John Ellershaw and Susie Wilkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199550838
eISBN:
9780191730528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Even for the most experienced healthcare professional, managing the last few days of life can be difficult. This book provides guidelines for the care of the dying based on the Liverpool Care Pathway ... More


Responding to family carers' spiritual needs

Rosalie Hudson

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter explores some of the literature on family carers in the palliative care sector and raises questions about language, attitudes, standards, historical changes and contemporary perceptions ... More


Spiritual Care: Practical Tools

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

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 ... More


Spiritual Care of Children and Parents

Paul Thayer and Robert Nee

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines spiritual care for terminally ill children and their parents. It explains that spirituality is central to holistic family-centered health care and that spiritual care usually ... More


Spiritual Care

Mark Cobb

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the concept of spiritual care and investigates how it applies to palliative care practice. It explains that the term spirituality has strong religious roots in the ... More


Spiritual care of the renal patient

Chris Davies and Ira Byock

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the subject of spiritual care in two distinct and complementary ways and from two different perspectives: Ira Byock views spiritual care from the eyes of an American physician ... More


Spiritual Care: Compassion and Service to Others

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of compassion and service in providing spiritual care in the palliative care sector, describing the cases of 85-year-old Miles, Estelle, and Itny. It also ... More


Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying

Speck Peter

in Care for the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198509332
eISBN:
9780191730177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509332.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the spiritual or religious issues in the care of the dying. It looks at the influence of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) in religious and spiritual care ... More


Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying

Peter Speck

in Care of the Dying: A pathway to excellence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199550838
eISBN:
9780191730528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

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 ... More


On Sacred Ground—The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter examines the partnership between the religious community and the healthcare community, particularly the role of chaplains in the care of the dying. It discusses the importance of ... More


Introduction: In Search of Inner Experiences of Dying

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite the elusive nature of the final mystery, understanding what happens spiritually and psychically near death improves therapeutic-spiritual end-of-life care. The methods used in the underlying ... More


Spiritual care of people with dementia and their carers

Stephen Sapp

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Serious illness and impending death focus one's attention on ultimate concerns, and these are precisely the issues that religion has always addressed. In short, scientific medicine may be able to ... More


Some inconclusive reflections

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses a review of the topics covered in the previous chapters. The author argues that it is possible to identify at least some of the vocabulary or the ‘tools’ of a non-religious ... More


Spiritual Care

Robert Lambert

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on spiritual care which is of great importance in the treatment of ALS. In this chapter, the importance of spirituality in the treatment of patients and families facing ALS is ... More


Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Care

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195165784
eISBN:
9780199999897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the spiritual and psychosocial aspects of end-of-life care. It mentions the observation that far more suffering in patients with advanced illness results from psychic rather ... More


New models, new care

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter describes the relationship between palliative care and existing health systems; the development of strategies for reaching the poorest of the poor, particularly in remote rural areas; ... More


Palliative care and chaplaincy

Peter W. Speck

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses palliative care and chaplaincy, which is also known as spiritual care. To provide spiritual care that is meaningful, relevant, and supportive to the patient requires a process ... More


Communication issues in pastoral care and chaplaincy

Peter Speck and Christopher Herbert

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0043
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The diagnosis of a life-threatening disease can trigger a variety of reactions in the recipient of such news. In addition to a range of emotional and psychological responses, there will come a time ... More


Spirituality and spiritual palliative care for older people

Gijsberts Marie-José H.E.

in Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198717614
eISBN:
9780191787133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Spirituality, defined by Cicely Saunders as ‘the whole area of thought concerning moral values throughout life’, is an important area in maintaining psychological wellbeing and quality of life in ... More


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