Spiritual care should be part of the Code
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Spiritual care should be part of the Code

Wilfred McSherry Professor in nursing, School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University, and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust., VID University College, Bergen, Norway
Linda Ross Reader in spirituality and healthcare, University of South Wales, and secretary of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality

New guidance on addressing the spiritual needs of dying patients proves that this should be covered in the Code

We welcome the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard, which calls for individualised care plans that address the ‘cultural, religious or social preferences’ of people in the last two to three days of life, as well as those of people important to them.

Nursing Standard. 31, 33, 29-29. doi: 10.7748/ns.31.33.29.s25

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