For proper end-of-life care, medical professionals need to be religiously literate

RNS reports: ”

(RNS) Talking about death is an emotionally fraught and daunting topic, and we applaud the growing number of congregations that are giving their members tools and resources to have such conversations with their families and loved ones around end-of-life preferences.

But as important as these discussions are for families, they are only half the story when it comes to end-of-life planning.

It is also crucial that health care providers are prepared to have end-of-life conversations with their patients, especially when religion plays a role in the patient’s health care decision-making.” More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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