Patients’ spiritual needs: The conversations that can help
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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

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