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Some people find that they become more aware of spiritual or religious feelings at times when they are under stress. Some find that they start to question their faith, values and beliefs. They may wonder about the meaning of life or feel hopeless.
If you already have a strong faith, this may give you a lot of comfort and support, but it can also be a source of uncertainty.
If you think that it might help you and/or the person you are caring for to talk to someone, such as the hospital or hospice chaplain or a religious leader, don’t be put off because you aren’t sure what you believe or haven’t worshipped regularly. Spiritual and religious leaders are used to dealing with uncertainty and are usually happy to talk to you and the person you are caring for to give whatever support and comfort they can.
Content last reviewed: 1 March 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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