A review of the research on spiritual care and hospice

Hosp J. 1995;10(4):3-18. doi: 10.1080/0742-969x.1995.11882804.


This article reviews the growing body of research and literature on spiritual care in hospice. In spite of the prominent role of spirituality in the British systems, only recently has the subject received any attention within our professional literature. It is the intent of this research to update hospice professionals on the research that does exist pertaining to spiritual care in hospice and related fields, and to propose new areas of needed research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bereavement
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Hospice Care / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pastoral Care / organization & administration*
  • Religion
  • Research