Spiritual Care – more than you think

20140117-01There is much talk now about providing spiritual care as part of holistic, person centred care in healthcare settings such as the home, community, hospital, hospice or aged care residential facility.

The government requires it, for example, as part of the Aged Care Accreditation Standards (3.8) for residential aged care.

But can we be sure we are providing an optimal level of care when generally there is a very restrictive view of what spirituality and spiritual care really is? For many it is about religion and faith, belief systems and sometimes cultural background…read more

From ehospice Australia edition