Identifying, exploring and integrating the spiritual dimension in proactive care planning: A mixed methods evaluation of a communication training intervention for multidisciplinary palliative care teams

Jacqueline van Meurs, Anne B Wichmann, Patricia van Mierlo, Robert van Dongen, Joep van de Geer, Kris Vissers, Carlo Leget & Yvonne Engels
Background:Patients receiving palliative care value attention given to their spiritual needs. However, these needs often remain unexplored as healthcare professionals lack the skills to identify and explore them and to integrate this information into care plans.Aim:To evaluate the effects of an interactive communication training intervention for palliative care teams in order to identify and explore the spiritual dimension and integrate it in patients’ care plans.Design:A mixed methods pre-post study, including self-assessment questionnaires, evaluation of videos...
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