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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: An Ethical Imperative

Spirituality in Palliative Care: An Ethical Imperative

(p.27) 2 Spirituality in Palliative Care: An Ethical Imperative
A Time for Listening and Caring

Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the ethical aspects of spirituality in palliative care. It provides a roadmap for describing key spiritual interests in healthcare, the source of those interests, and the way they find concrete expressions in the lives of patients, their caregivers, and families. The chapter also identifies and clarifies the moral warrants or the scope and grounds of the ethical obligation to address spirituality in the palliative care setting.

Keywords:   spirituality, palliative care, healthcare, patients, ethical obligation, caregivers, families

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