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The future of spirituality and healthcare 

The future of spirituality and healthcare
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The future of spirituality and healthcare
Author(s):

Mark Cobb

, Bruce Rumbold

, and Christina M. Puchalski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199571390.003.0065
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date: 15 December 2017

Spirituality and healthcare is a dynamic field where the attainment of perfect control and order is a misleading goal regardless of tempting it appears. The discourse of spirituality and healthcare is open at the edges, orientated around core organizing principles, but containing levels of disorder, indeterminacy and tension that provide meaningful interactions and suggest creative opportunities. This chapter therefore looks forward and suggests points for future development, rather than issues brought to closure; questions rather than conclusions.

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