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Pastoral Spiritual Care

Kurt Smidt-Jernstrom

Summer 2005 - Volume 9 Number 3

I am going to begin by listing my three main points: First, it is possible for healing to occur (healing in the broadest sense, meaning a reintegration of body, mind, emotion, and spirit that enables one to live life fully, with a sense of equanimity), whether or not physical symptoms actually improve. Second, supporting and fostering this healing process is something you can do in the clinic setting. Finally, to provide effective spiritual support, it is helpful to reflect on one's own spirituality.

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