Chapter 6 describes the purpose of spiritual care, spiritual care models across disciplines, and utility of the relational model for spiritually-sensitive hospice social work. The relational model for spiritually-sensitive hospice social work is proposed as a means of not only facilitating patient access to spiritual support, but also as a form of spiritual care. This model is believed to help hospice workers maximize opportunities to enhance the spiritual quality of care through mindful intervention, which is particularly important when patients present with spiritual needs that require immediate care. Despite being a promising model for intervention, however, the chapter ends by encouraging caution given the unique dynamics that can emerge in the process of providing spiritual care, some of which may not be controlled through skilled intervention.
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