Letters Palliative care beyond cancer

Spirituality is a weasel word

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5801 (Published 19 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5801
  1. Jeremy Holmes, visiting professor of psychotherapy1
  1. 1University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
  1. j.a.holmes{at}btinternet.com

Grant and colleagues correctly assert that the emotional, psychological, existential, and sometimes religious needs of dying (and indeed all) patients are often neglected.1 They have no doubt that more “spirituality” is needed—the word, …

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