2017 Conference - Providing Spiritual Care: Is It Ethical?

You'd like to care for the whole person - medical, emotional, and spiritual. And your patients seem to appreciate this as well. But is it professionally appropriate? Is it ethical? Does it violate the professional/patient relationship or take advantage of the vulnerable patient? And what if you practice in a secular setting? This session will look at various issues regarding the provision of whole person care to patients such as ethics, outcomes, attitudes of professionals and patients drawing from a number of sources including peer reviewed studies and Joint Commission guidelines. Jennifer Jung