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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Developing and Validating a Spiritual Assessment Tool for Seriously-ill Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Karen E. Steinhauser

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2017 - January 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $79,750
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Anticipated Impact on Veteran's Healthcare: Assessment of spiritual care needs is central to goals and mandates of palliative care, the VA and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Spiritual and existential beliefs, for those religious and not, are associated with improved quality of life, reduced suffering, and preferences for care. Yet, tools that systematically assess need, link those needs with intervention, treatment recommendations, and outcomes, and communicate ne...

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