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Communication Principles in Spiritual Care 

Communication Principles in Spiritual Care
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Communication Principles in Spiritual Care
Author(s):

Joan Carpenter

and Patricia Berry

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0045
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date: 17 August 2019

The chaplain is often the authority in spiritual care communication. However, advanced practice registered nurses must be experts in identifying and addressing spiritual suffering, existential distress, and unmet spiritual and supportive care needs in patients and families. Advanced practice registered nurses work alongside chaplains, social workers, physicians, therapists, and others to provide the best possible interdisciplinary palliative and spiritual care. T This chapter offers communication techniques within the unique framework of empathetic curiosity. Through spiritual communication, APNs deliver holistic care..

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