What is Spiritual about Being Ill?
Keywords:Spirituality, illness, church, community, primary health care
An exploration of how spirituality in healthcare can be understood and effected within local community settings. How will churches and community groups relate to GP practices and offer resources? What language might facilitate this? How is the term spirituality changing our understanding of illness for the individual and for society? The metaphor of a bridge is suggested and related to both individuals who are ill, and community groups that might work in partnership with primary health care delivery.
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