Category Archives: SPIRITUAL CARE

Spiritual concerns when dying on the streets

Continuing our series about palliative care in the context of being ‘homeless’ which may include sleeping on the streets, living in a hostel or ‘sofa surfing’. We look at the implications of providing palliative care and bereavement care for people who … Continue reading

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Religions together for palliative care

Representatives of all main religions and palliative care experts joined together in Rome, Italy, in March 2017 to promote the rights of all older people affected by advanced chronic conditions to receive palliative care. Dr Katherine I Pettus, PhD, International … Continue reading

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The EAPC Spiritual Care Taskforce survey: How do palliative care professionals currently understand spiritual care?

Dr. Bella Vivat, PhD, Senior Research Associate in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, UK, and Co-Lead of the Implementation Subgroup of the EAPC Spiritual Care Taskforce  My main research interest since I conducted an ethnographic … Continue reading

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Spiritual care in palliative care: Lost case

Sander de Hosson, pulmonary specialist at WZA (Wilhelmina Hospital Assen), The Netherlands My initial encounter with palliative care took place during my electives. On the ward was a 60-year-old woman with an extensive cutaneous and pulmonary metastatic melanoma as well … Continue reading

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Opening the door for discussing spiritual wellbeing: Implementing spiritual care in palliative care

Dr. Bella Vivat, PhD, Senior Research Associate in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, UK, and Co-Lead of the Implementation Subgroup of the EAPC Spiritual Care Taskforce Spiritual care and spiritual wellbeing are central to … Continue reading

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Teaching spirituality and spiritual care to hospice volunteers – a curriculum to assist trainers

A new curriculum for hospice volunteers, published in November 2015, offers a training programme that specialises in spirituality and spiritual care. Margit Gratz and Traugott Roser have been working in hospice and palliative care (inpatient and outpatient care) for many … Continue reading

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Solace at the end of life

  Shelley Lamprell-Josephs is a Counselling Therapist and Director of Solace of Souls Care and Training in Hunstanton, Norfolk, UK. Here, she explains the background to her undergraduate thesis that is published in the September/October issue of the European Journal … Continue reading

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