Recognising and responding to the spiritual needs of adults from minority religious groups in acute, chronic and palliative UK healthcare contexts

Skinner, M. and Cowey, E. (2019) Recognising and responding to the spiritual needs of adults from minority religious groups in acute, chronic and palliative UK healthcare contexts. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 7(1), (doi: 10.1558/hscc.36718)

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Abstract

The article reports on the findings of a systematised literature review (SLR) of how the spiritual needs of adults from minority religious groups are recognized and responded to in UK healthcare contexts. Implications for the training and practice of healthcare professionals, including chaplains, is considered. Among conclusions: healthcare staff would benefit from on-going training concerning delivering quality individualized spiritual care to people from minority religious groups. For the SLR databases, bibliographies, citations, journals and grey literature were searched. Inclusion criteria were: primary research; in English; published July 2007-September 2017; articles, books and unpublished reports; adults; acute, chronic and palliative healthcare, UK articles and contexts. Themes from 18 studies were synthesized within seven categories of spiritual need, showing a range from inadequate to excellent care being offered to Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus in six of these.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cowey, Dr Eileen
Authors: Skinner, M., and Cowey, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:Health and Social Care Chaplaincy
Publisher:Equinox Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:2051-5553
ISSN (Online):2051-5561
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Equinox Publishing
First Published:First published in Health and Social Care Chaplaincy 7(1)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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