Understanding patients’ religious and cultural beliefs as a group/ethnic entity is important in provision of palliative care. However, understanding how a patient interprets these beliefs and value systems would afford more relevant guidance for setting goals of care that would be equitable and aligned to the patient’s personal wishes.
We will briefly review the literature on spirituality, faith, and culture in hospice palliative care and elucidate the importance of this through lived experience of supporting patients. We will provide an understanding of the role that cultural humility and cultural safety play. We will seek to draw in the experiences and expertise of the audience to promote an approach to holistic, equitable and respectful palliative care through understanding of patients’ spiritual needs in consort with their cultural values.
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