Spirituality and palliative care: a model of needs

Allan Kellehear*

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This paper provides a theoretical model of spiritual needs in palliative care based on a review of the palliative care literature. Three sources of transcendence, the building blocks of spiritual meaning, are identified: the situational, the moral and biographical, and the religious. After these areas of transcendence are described and explained, implications for future theory, research and practice are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalPalliative Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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