Attention to the spiritual and religious needs of patients by healthcare personnel. A model based on spiritual accompaniment.

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Marcelo Fonseca Canteros

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During the past decades, spirituality and religion have regained their importance in health care, not only as a way of respecting the decision-making autonomy of the patient but as an element that influences the clinical evolution and quality of life of the sick patient and allowing to provide comprehensive health care. The latter has resulted in many countries guaranteeing spiritual care during hospitalizations by law. However, on the one hand, attention to spiritual and religious needs is usually reserved only for terminal cancer patients and/or patients with catastrophic diseases. On the other hand, attention to these needs has gradually become considered part of the obligations of the health teams, not without their reluctance and without a clear indication of how this task must be carried out.  This work aims to present the importance of spirituality and religion inpatient care and a care model based on spiritual accompaniment.


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CANTEROS, Marcelo Fonseca. Attention to the spiritual and religious needs of patients by healthcare personnel. A model based on spiritual accompaniment.. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 12, dec. 2021. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/2633>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v9i12.2633.
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