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L’accompagnement spirituel religieux en Unité de Soins Palliatifs : effet d’un entretien spirituel sur le recours à l’aumônerie

Abstract : Palliative care have a global approach to the human being, combining a physical, a psychological, a social and a spiritual dimension. At the end of their life, patients have increased spiritual needs which can bring in religious means. Hospital chaplain can support patients and their relatives when asked. But first of all, this service needs to be offered. This study explored the effect of a systematic spiritual religious needs inquiry on the resort to chaplaincy, among palliative care patients. We conducted a controlled comparative interventional prospective study during 165 days, in the palliative care unit (PCU) of Grenoble university hospital. Each patient had a spitual interview and was told about the chaplaincy. The primary outcome was the number of chaplaincy recourse during our study, compared to two control groups. From 2013 november the 12th to 2014 april the 25th, 125 patients stayed in the PCU. 94 of them had a spiritual interview, that is 75.2%. 35 of them received a chaplaincy visit, which represents 28.0% of all patients (IC95% [20.5% ; 36.9%]. There is a significant difference (p<0.0001) with the 8.5% of patients visited by the chaplaincy in 2011 (17 patients) and the 8.2% of patients in 2012 (14 patients). Most of the patients visited by the chaplaincy were women (p=0,0017). Systematic spiritual interview increase chaplaincy recourse, which shows that spiritual religious needs are underestimated. Therefore, nursing staff should inform people about the chaplaincy department more actively.
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Denis Blum. L’accompagnement spirituel religieux en Unité de Soins Palliatifs : effet d’un entretien spirituel sur le recours à l’aumônerie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01095976⟩

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