The nurse's role in assessing and responding to patients' spiritual needs.

@article{Ross1997TheNR,
  title={The nurse's role in assessing and responding to patients' spiritual needs.},
  author={Linda Anne Ross},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          37-42
        }
}
The spiritual dimension of health care is becoming increasingly prominent, particularly in terminal care. It is not always clear, however, what spiritual needs are or who has responsibility for spiritual care. The first part of this paper takes the form of a literature review which examines the spiritual dimension and spiritual need. Spiritual needs, which may be particularly acute during terminal illness, are considered broader than religious needs and include the need for meaning, purpose… CONTINUE READING
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