Addressing spirituality in pediatric hospice and palliative care.

  title={Addressing spirituality in pediatric hospice and palliative care.},
  author={Betty Davies and Paul Brenner and Stacy F Orloff and Liz Sumner and William L. Worden},
  journal={Journal of palliative care},
  volume={18 1},
Hospice and palliative care principles mandate clinicIans to provide "total" care to patients and their families. Such care incorporates not only physical, emotional, and psychosocial care, but spiritual care as well. Even though considerable attention has been directed to spiritual issues for adult patients in hospice and palliative care, spirituality in pediatric palliative care has been virtually neglected. The need for guidelines to assess spirituality in this population was identified as a… CONTINUE READING

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