Niels Christian Hvidt

 

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Journal Articles:
Where is God in my dying? – A qualitative investigation on faith reflections among hospice patients in secularized society

by Moestrup, Hvidt

Despite increased focus on the role of spiritual care in palliative care, there is limited knowledge about spirituality/religiosity among dying patients in secularized cultures such as Denmark. This study aims through semi-structured interviews with Danish hospice patients and participant observation to elucidate how hospice patients reflect and act upon their potential faith. The results demonstrate three dimensions of faith: (1) "Knowing" (cognition), (2) "doing" (praxis) and (3) "being" (meaning). The article concludes that most patients had a hesitant, but according to their situation, important faith although it was not something they knew much about, let alone discussed or practiced much.

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