Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51514
Title: What are the core elements of oncology spiritual care programs?
Authors: Sinclair, Shane
Mysak, Marlene
Hagen, Neil A.
Keywords: Spirituality;Health services research;Cancer program development;Chaplaincy;Organizational design
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Sinclair, Shane, Marlene Mysak, and Neil A. Hagen. (2009). What are the core elements of oncology spiritual care programs? Palliative and Supportive Care, 7.
Abstract: Tending to the spiritual needs of patients has begun to be formally recognized by professional spiritual care providers, health care councils, and health delivery systems over the last 30 years. Recognition of these programs has coincided with evidence-based research on the effect of spirituality on health. Palliative care has served as a forerunner to an integrated professional spiritual care approach, recognizing the importance of addressing the spiritual needs of the dying from its inauguration withinWestern medicine almost 50 years ago. Oncology programs have also begun to recognize the importance of spirituality to patients along the cancer continuum, especially those who are approaching the end of life. Although standards and best practice guidelines have been established and incorporated into practice, little is known about the actual factors affecting the practice of spiritual care programs or professional chaplains working within an oncology setting.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51514
Appears in Collections:Sinclair, Shane

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
CoreElementsOncology.pdf79.02 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.