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Keywords

Denmark, holistic care, hospice care, nursing, religion, spiritual care, spirituality

 

Authors

  1. Steenfeldt, Vibeke Ostergaard

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This study explored patients', relatives', and healthcare professionals' experience of life and caring practice in two Danish hospice settings. Using a phenomenological approach, four caring themes emerged from data analysis: recognized as an individual human being; caring as doing and being; caring for the whole body; and spaces of caring. Spiritual care was understood as providing whole-body experiences, respecting the patient, and involving the other person.