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Module 16-AA: Spirituality

This module explores the importance of spirituality in the lived experience of most African Americans, and how they utilize spirituality and religion to cope with serious stressors such as life-threatening illness.

Module 16-AA – Spirituality (PDF - 371KB)

Module 16-AA – Spirituality (PPT - 3,286KB)

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A patient with advanced metastatic cancer is hospitalized for sepsis. The doctor, nurse, and chaplain initiate a discussion with the family about the patient’s care. The family is hoping for a miracle. The video concludes with a discussion by Dr. Richard Payne of the value of hospice care, and its congruence with African American spirituality.