An important source of meaning in people’s lives is the relationships they have, especially with loved ones and family members. This value calls for special attention to supporting the relationships that a patient has as part of the broader experience of trying to advance their health and well-being. The value takes on particular significance in the end of life context where patients may experience greater fear which can be supported through relationships, and where there is recognition that relationships are coming to an end and where appropriate space, time and support is needed to make this closure as healthy and positive as possible.

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