Patients’ spiritual needs: The conversations that can help
Jennifer Trueland Health journalist
This vital, but often daunting, area of care starts with talking to people about what matters to them
An encounter when she was just 18 years old sparked Linda Ross’s career-long interest in spirituality. Working in a facility providing long-term care for older people, she met a woman who had a poor quality of life. ‘Her eyes were dull, she had essentially “switched off”,’ she recalls.
Nursing Standard. 33, 9,74-77. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.9.74.s21