SHS Web Conf.
Volume 40, 20186th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||31 January 2018|
Spiritual needs of dying and emergency health care
Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia; St. Elizabeth University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Dying process can take different forms, and each death is related to leave-taking of a human with what he liked, with those whom he loved and who were close to him. Daily contact with the dying is very difficult, very demanding not only in physicalterms, but especially in terms of psychological burden. The essence of care for dying patients is to ensure adequate quality of life that is highly affected by understanding of human existence and the meaning of human life. Paramedics must realize that quality of life is associated with satisfying the needs that in each patient is different, so the quality of life is a very individual concept. Coping with dying is significantly affected by the ability of their very faith in God's existence, length of service and communication skills.
Key words: spiritual needs / dying / paramedics / emergency health care
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