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Spiritual needs of couples facing pregnancy termination because of fetal anomalies.
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PMID:  21928497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The spiritual needs of couples (9 mothers and 5 fathers) who were planning to terminate wanted second trimester pregnancies because of serious fetal anomalies were surveyed. Their greatest needs were for a "guidance from a higher power" and for "someone to pray for them." Unlike other reported groups of patients, they did not want or expect their healthcare team to discuss their faith, or to pray with them. Most would prefer support from their own pastors, but their religious community was involved to only a small extent. They would welcome support from hospital chaplains, who could play a substantive and unique pastoral role in this clinical context.
F Susan Cowchock; Keith G Meador; Serina E Floyd; Geeta K Swamy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1542-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pastoral Care Counsel     Publication Date:    2011 Spring-Summer
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101144384     Medline TA:  J Pastoral Care Counsel     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4.1-10     Citation Subset:  H    
Center for Spirituality, Theology & Health, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA.
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