Module 16-AA: Spirituality

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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.

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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.