Ethics of Providing Spiritual Care

Bob Mason, MDiv


You'd like to care for the whole person - medical, emotional, and spiritual. And your patient seems to appreciate this as well. But, is it professionally appropriate? Is it ethical? Does it violate the professional/patient relationship or take advantage of the vulnerable patient? And what if you practice in a secular setting? This session will examine these issues drawing from a number of sources including peer reviewed studies and Joint Commission guidelines.