Spiritual Care of the Sick
Spiritual Care of the sick is a new field in Applied Spirituality. Professor Eckhard Frick SJ is a doctor, psychoanalyst and psychiatrist and the first Professor of Spiritual Care in Europe in the University of Munich. He was in All Hallows College, Dublin recently to give a public talk on this new field and health care professionals and members of the public packed the venue. He says Spiritual Care is something all the professionals involved in looking after a patient, should be involved in. That’s because it stems from a recognition that every patient is more than just a body and whilst it’s important to treat the body, it is vital that the patient is treated as a person. Pat Coyle spoke with him to find out more.