Palliative Care

Spirituality, Faith and Dying! Life Before Death Film 27


Spirituality is recognized as a factor that contributes to health in many persons. The concept of spirituality is found in all cultures and societies. It is expressed in an individual’s search for ultimate meaning through participation in religion and/or belief in God, family, naturalism, rationalism, humanism and the arts. All these factors can influence how patients and health care professionals perceive health and illness and how they interact with one another.

Association of American Medical Colleges, 1999

Spirituality is the dimension of a person that seeks to find meaning in his or her life. It is also the quality that supports connection to and relationship with the sacred, as well as with each other. Physicians and healthcare workers need to be aware of the importance of the spiritual needs of those who are ill and suffer. Such awareness will lead to compassionate care.

George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

“Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” “I love you

Ira Byock, MD

Spirituality is …………?

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  1. The term spirituality lacks a definitve definition,although social scientists have defined spirituality as the search for “the sacred,” where “the sacred” is broadly defined as that which is set apart from the ordinary and worthy of veneration.The use of the term “spirituality” has changed throughout the ages.In modern times spirituality is often separated from religion,and connotes a blend of humanistic psychology with mystical and esoteric traditions and eastern religions aimed at personal well-being and personal development.,

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