Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Spirituality in Serious Illness.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Assessment of spiritual suffering and provision of spiritual care are a central component of palliative care (PC). Unfortunately, many PC clinicians, like most medical providers, have received limited or superficial training in spirituality and spiritual distress. This article, written by a group of spiritual care providers, and other PC and hospice clinicians, offers a more in-depth look at religion and spirituality to help to enhance readers' current skills while offering a practical roadmap for screening for spiritual distress and an overview of partnering with colleagues to ensure patients receive values-aligned spiritual care provision.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kestenbaum, A; Fitchett, G; Galchutt, P; Labuschagne, D; Varner-Perez, SE; Torke, AM; Kamal, AH

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 312 - 318

PubMed ID

  • 34871044

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2021.0522


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States