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Spiritual and Religious Communication with Patients and Families 

Spiritual and Religious Communication with Patients and Families
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Spiritual and Religious Communication with Patients and Families
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George F. Handzo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199988730.003.0016
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date: 26 May 2020

Religion/spiritual/existential beliefs and practices are important to many patients in coping with illness. As spiritual-care generalists, all health-care providers should be talking about these issues with their patients, assessing for spiritual distress, and referring to a professional chaplain as indicated.

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