Spiritual care: which is the best assessment tool for palliative settings?

  title={Spiritual care: which is the best assessment tool for palliative settings?},
  author={Michael Blaber and June Jone and Derek Willis},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  volume={21 9},
BACKGROUND Although it is widely acknowledged that spiritual care is an important component of good palliative care, there remains a lack of confidence about it among healthcare providers. This paper analyses the benefits and drawbacks of using spiritual history-taking tools to address the problem, considering four of the most widely used tools-FICA, FAITH, SPIRITual and HOPE. METHOD The authors conducted a literature review to establish the main themes identified as important to spirituality… CONTINUE READING
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