Each person approaching the end of life has spiritual needs.
These may relate to a specific religion or culture or may be unique
to an individual's experiences, values and beliefs.
It is important that those providing end of life care have a
clear understanding of these needs. Spiritual care can play a
key part in supporting a person at the end of life and may also
help their family through the bereavement process.
Respecting the dying person's wishes in relation to spiritual
care is a significant element at every stage of the end of life
care pathway, from initial discussion as the end of life approaches
to care after death.