The frequency and correlates of spiritual distress among patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit.

@article{Hui2011TheFA,
  title={The frequency and correlates of spiritual distress among patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit.},
  author={David Hui and Maxine Grace Jaucian De La Cruz and Steve Thorney and Henrique Afonseca Parsons and Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={264-70}
}
Limited research is available on the frequency of spiritual distress and its relationship with physical and emotional distress. We reviewed patients admitted to our acute palliative care unit (APCU) and determined the association between patient characteristics, symptom severity using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment scale (ESAS), and spiritual distress as reported by a chaplain on initial visit. In all, 50 (44%) of 113 patients had spiritual distress. In univariate analysis, patients with… CONTINUE READING

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