The Importance of Spiritual Mindfulness in Palliative Care

Author: Jeff Clyde G Corpuz1
1 Department of Theology and Religious Education, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.
Conference/Journal: Am J Hosp Palliat Care
Date published: 2023 Nov 2
Other: Pages: 10499091231213628 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1177/10499091231213628. , Word Count: 131

Palliative care is a specialized medical approach that aims to improve the quality of life for individuals facing serious illnesses. While palliative care addresses the physical and emotional aspects of illness, one dimension often overlooked but of great significance is spirituality. Many end-of-life caregivers fail to incorporate spirituality as part of the holistic approach in end-of-life care. It is crucial that all physicians and medical professionals possess a holistic understanding of caring for the whole person. Integrating spirituality and mindfulness into palliative care can lead to profound benefits for both patients and caregivers, offering comfort, solace, and a sense of purpose in the face of mortality. This correspondence adds to the discussion on importance of spiritual mindfulness in palliative care.

Keywords: care; end of life; mindfulness; palliative; spiritual; spirituality.

PMID: 37916819 DOI: 10.1177/10499091231213628