Year: 1993 Source: Journal of Palliative Care, v.9, no.2, (Summer 1993), p.47-49 SIEC No: 19931050

Reports the case of a 64 year old woman with terminal colon cancer for whom attention to spiritual needs made a significant difference in physical symptoms, as confirmed by visual analog scores. She initially rejected any emotional connection with staff members but gradually developed a relationship with the pastoral care worker, with whom she could discuss her spiritual concerns. (15 refs.)