Spiritual perspectives at the end of life

Spiritual perspectives at the end of life


Spirituality


Spirituality is a response to questions about what it means to exist as a person and what it means to live within a wider universe. This worldview is expressed in the ways in which people understand and live in the world and it can take the form of a religious or spiritual tradition, or follow a more philosophical or humanistic response. Spirituality is, therefore, a broad term that is used to refer to the beliefs, meaning and values by which people orientate their lives towards that which is significant, purposeful and worthwhile (Cobb et al., 2012). A person’s spirituality is an indivisible part of what it means to be human; therefore, it is an unavoidable aspect of whole-person care. When patients experience life-limiting illness and come close to death, their spirituality can become significant to the ways they cope with the impact of disease and face their death.


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Aug 29, 2017 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Spiritual perspectives at the end of life
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