Mapping religion and spirituality in an Irish palliative care setting

Una MacConville

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Kellehear's (2000) proposed theoretical model of spiritual care suggests that there is a considerable interaction and overlap between situational, biographical and religious needs and the social and cultural contexts in which people are located. This article reports a study that used a cartographic approach to 'map' understandings of religion and spirituality in a Irish palliative care setting (MacConville 2004). Aspects of religion and spirituality have been explored within a multi-layered Irish cultural setting to reveal a complex landscape - a landscape that is changing but which draws upon the past in shaping the present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-152
Number of pages16
JournalOmega: Journal of Death & Dying
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • religion
  • spirituality
  • death
  • dying
  • palliative care
  • Irish


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