L'assistenza spirituale nelle cure palliative: quali strumenti e competenze per soddisfare i bisogni spirituali?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Spiritual assistance in palliative care: what tools and skills to satisfy spiritual needs?

Linda Lombi*, Martina Vanzo

*Corresponding author

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Extensive literature demonstrates that providing spiritual assistance in the context of palliative care is associated with several benefits, such as the reduction of anxiety, the improvement of the quality of life, the increase in coping skills and, more generally, the growth of general well-being. Despite the recognition of these benefits, healthcare professionals complain of difficulties in providing spiritual care. This contribution examines two of the main obstacles to the provision of spiritual care: on the one hand, the difficulties in identifying and applying valid tools from a methodological perspective; on the other, the development of adequate skills in the field of health professionals training. In conclusion, some recommendations are provided to overcome
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Spiritual assistance in palliative care: what tools and skills to satisfy spiritual needs?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)65-82
Number of pages18
JournalSALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • palliative care
  • spiritual care
  • spiritual distress

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of '[Autom. eng. transl.] Spiritual assistance in palliative care: what tools and skills to satisfy spiritual needs?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this