spirituality and medicine:
curriculum development project


Spirituality learning outcomes: attitudes



» Students should be encouraged to adopt a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model of patient care, recognising that many patients have multiple dimensions of need and that medical problems may pose spiritual crises.

» Students should be encouraged to adopt a non-judgemental approach to patients that allows patients to feel comfortable sharing intimate concerns or fears.

» Students shoulld be encouraged to adopt a positive attitude towards other members of the mulitdisciplinary team, in particular recognising the role of chaplains in providing spiritual support for patients

» Students should be encouraged to recognise the particular forms of spiritual distress common during prolonged, terminal or debilitating illness, and think creatively about how healthcare providers can cater to these needs.




The Spirituality and Medicine Curriculum Development Project is funded by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.