The Context of Religious and Spiritual Care at the End of Life in Long-term Care Facilities*

  title={The Context of Religious and Spiritual Care at the End of Life in Long-term Care Facilities*},
  author={Vivien Hamilton and Timothy P. Daaleman and Christianna S. Williams and Sheryl Zimmerman},
  booktitle={Sociology of religion},
Despite the increasing numbers of Americans who die in nursing homes (NHs) and residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities, and the importance of religious and spiritual needs as one approaches death, little is known about how these needs are met for dying individuals in long-term care (LTC) institutional settings. This study compared receipt of religious and spiritual help in four types of LTC settings: NHs, smaller (<16 beds) RC/AL facilities, traditional RC/AL facilities, and new… CONTINUE READING

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