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Interdisciplinary teamwork 

Interdisciplinary teamwork
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Interdisciplinary teamwork
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Peter Speck

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199571390.003.0061
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date: 22 October 2017

Spiritual care, wherever it is offered, requires the caregiver to focus on, and relate to, the whole person who is before them. The essence of the encounter is the ability to create a safe space within which the person can explore such issues as personal worth and value, the possible purpose of what is being experienced, the opportunity to access strength and support to transcend the here and now experience and sustain hope for a future. Whatever style of team the caregiver works within, whatever time pressures team members may experience, we shall fail in our attempts to offer holistic care if we do not give suffi cient time and energy to this aspect of care which is clearly of importance to a large number of patients entering a healthcare setting. Spiritual care is integral to holistic care and all members of inter- or multi-disciplinary teams should, therefore, address and respond to the spiritual needs of patients within their care.

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