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Hospice and the politics of spirituality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17165229     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
Within the hospice literature, spirituality and religion are usually defined in opposition to one another, with religion negatively associated with the external, authoritarian doctrines of Christianity and spirituality positively associated with the free search for truth, meaning, and authenticity. According to survey data, however, most Americans integrate spirituality and traditional religious commitments. The hospice literature is promoting spirituality to its own detriment by alienating potential patients and depriving religious patients of the resources that religious traditions and their affiliated religious communities have to offer.
Kathleen Garces-Foley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Omega     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0030-2228     ISO Abbreviation:  Omega (Westport)     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-13     Completed Date:  2007-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272106     Medline TA:  Omega (Westport)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-36     Citation Subset:  E    
Department of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207-4299, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cultural Diversity
Federal Government
Financing, Government
Great Britain
History, 20th Century
Hospices* / history,  trends
Minority Groups
Pastoral Care
Public Opinion
United States

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