Spiritual care is an essential domain of palliative care, which focuses on the needs of the whole person and their family. Spirituality is a fundamental element of human experience. It encompasses the individual’s search for meaning and purpose in life and the experience of the transcendent. For some people spirituality can be largely faith based, for others it may be their relationship with nature or the profound connections they have with other people.
Spiritual care is an important part of providing holistic palliative care. This podcast for health professionals considers approaches to nurturing the spirit of people with a life-limiting illness and their families. Duration 13 mins
Dr Bruce Rumbold is Director of the La Trobe University Palliative Care Unit, a public health teaching and research unit that focuses on social and spiritual aspects of life threatening illness and public health approaches to developing compassionate communities.Play Podcast