A beginning understanding of caregivers' spiritual needs when relinquishing a loved one to a palliative care setting

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    Abstract

    There has been little evidence of the importance placed on spiritual care by caregivers of palliative care patients. To establish what was expected from caregivers of patients who had been diagnosed with life-limiting illness, fifteen participants were recruited and semi-structured interviews were conducted. Qualitative analysis demonstrated that the importance of spirituality and spiritual care could be classed as positive, negative, or positive and negative. Although the majority of participants indicated spirituality was an important component of their lives, five people did not indicate they had an interest in this area with two participants unclear as to the benefits of spirituality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-145
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
    Volume24
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Carers
    • life-limiting illness
    • qualitative research
    • spiritual care

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