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Treating the Whole Person: Compassionate Care this Holiday Season

As religious and cultural holidays approach, providers can be mindful to offer spiritual and compassionate care to patients. This type of care focuses on a patient's spiritual wellbeing by connecting them to spiritual traditions, rituals and practices as they experience a health crisis. To provide insight into this topic of spiritual care, three IU Health Chaplains, Reverend Donald Stikeleather, Rabbi Justin Kerber and Reverend Anastasia Holman, offer advice for health care providers to help their patients feel spiritually connected and supported this holiday season, especially amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations.

IU School of Medicine  |  Nov 30, 2021

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