Monthly Archives: July 2012

Prince of Wales says spiritual care can help healing process

He called for health care providers to “reintroduce” patients to “mind, body and spirit” in order to aid their recovery. The Prince said it was one of the “great tragedies” of the modern world it that it has become so … Continue reading

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Chaplain knows pain of a loss can hide a long time

“You can learn about grief,” he added. “You can take classes and therefore know what it is and what it should be and make an assumption about XYZ. You can learn a lot and experience a lot, but you can’t … Continue reading

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Faith communities play vital role in meeting health-care needs

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, which seeks to provide health coverage access for all Americans and introduce new protection for those who already have it. While much news coverage has focused on how this … Continue reading

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Role of spirituality, spiritual care in palliative care

Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need. However, researchers have pinpointed a mismatch between patients’ expectations and understanding when it comes to spirituality, and what medical and family caregivers offer. New recommendations to … Continue reading

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The Palliative Care Option

Palliative care is among the least understood service lines, not only among patients, but also among hospital staff, including physicians and nurses, Robinson says. One reason this service confuses some medical staff is because palliative care is designed to help … Continue reading

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