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The concept of spirituality and care for the terminally ill
Machulová Helena, Machula Tomáš
The article deals with the importance of spirituality in the care of terminally ill patients. It is based on the assumption that the spiritual dimension is one of the basic dimensions of human existence and must be taken into account in the care of the sick. Subsequently, it presents a reflection upon the current use of the term spirituality in the professional discourse of helping professions and points out certain difficulties that appear in the definitions of spirituality. The next part presents a definition of spirituality which is based on both the theoretical reflection of the concept and practical experience from a particular hospice facility.

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