Puchalski: The Basics Of Spiritual Care

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However, as one can imagine this is not a straightforward task in itself. In their training, the basics of spiritual care is explained to the health care workers. Puchalski states it as, “The basics of spiritual care is that all people, regardless of their physical or mental abilities and regardless of their ability to think clearly or function actively, have an inherent value and dignity that must be honored and respected.” (Puchalski 38). It is also vital to be able to differentiate what spirituality is versus what it is not. It is critical to be able to do this because, some health care workers going into this may have different ideas on the matter. Therefore, it is important to know that spirituality is about things like forgiveness, love,

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