Spirituality and palliative care: a model of needs

Kellehear, A.
March 2000
Palliative Medicine;Mar2000, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
This paper provides a theoretical model of spiritual needs in palliative care based on a review of the palliative care literature. Three sources of transcendence, the building blocks of spiritual meaning, are identified: the situational, the moral and biographical, and the religious. After these areas of transcendence are described and explained, implications for future theory, research and practice are identified.


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