Researchers seem to be in agreement that spirituality is an important
component of the holistic care approach commonly found in
palliative care. Shiselweni Home-Based Care (SHBC) is a faithbased
organization in Swaziland working among people with HIV
and AIDS in the poorest and most affected areas of the country.
They endeavor to restore and build up each client’s dignity through
the way in which they are approached, not only when giving physical
assistance, but also when they address their spiritual needs.
This article emphasizes the need for spiritual care as part of the
caregiving program and then also illustrates the positive feelings of
both the SHBC caregivers as well as their clients as they share some
of the experiences encountered during spiritual care.