What Is the Essence of Spiritual Care? A Danish Hospice Perspective

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This study explored patient, relatives, and healthcare professionals’ experience of life and caring practice in two Danish hospice settings. Using a phenomenological approach, four caring themes emerged from data analysis: Recognized as an individual human being; Caring as doing and being; Caring for the whole body; and Spaces of caring. Spiritual care was understood as providing whole body experiences, respecting the patient, and involving the other person.
Translated title of the contributionHvad er essensen af åndelig omsorg
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Christian Nursing
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • spiritual care

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