AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL, CLERGY AND STUDENTS REFERRING TO SPIRITUAL CARE IN HOSPITALS
Petya Asparuhova, Galya Yankova, Penka Marinova
Pages: 627-636 Published: 21 Aug 2015
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Abstract: The article discusses in details the issue of spiritual care applied in clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the lack of knowledge about the implementation of the care by medical professionals and clergy in hospitals, which determines the complexity of the problem. What is analyzed is the skill of the therapeutic team to motivate the patient to actively participate and assist in the healing process. It outlines the need for new knowledge and skills by which to identify the spiritual needs of the sick people.