Anticipatory care plans and end of life care

9) Spiritual needs

Spiritual needs - close up of a candle in chapel room

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Spiritual need does not necessarily mean religion or faith.

Nursing staff and carers should be made aware of your religious or personal spiritual needs.

If speaking with someone from your Faith is important to you, it is important that you let staff know. They can arrange this for you.

It could be that you need time to think about your life and memories, have close family with you for comfort.

You may just want to have your family photographs near by or your favorite music playing quietly in your room.