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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 Palliative Care—A Hindu Perspective

Spirituality in Palliative Care—A Hindu Perspective

(p.171) 11 Spirituality in Palliative Care—A Hindu Perspective
A Time for Listening and Caring

Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the spirituality in end-of-life and palliative care from the perspective of Hinduism, describing some of the principles and practices of the Hindu religion that are important, especially in the care of Hindu patients who are seriously ill and dying. It discusses the relevant principles of the theory of karma, yoga and fear, and also presents sample Hindu prayers for the dying and the dead.

Keywords:   end of life, spirituality, Hinduism karma, yoga, fear, prayers, dying, dead

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