collage of praying saint statue Spiritual care refers to specialist professionals who are highly educated theologically, experienced clinically and trained to support the spiritual and religious needs of a culturally and religiously diverse population. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employee assistance plan (EAP) providers are increasingly expanding benefits to include "whole person" care—support for the physical, mental and social needs of covered employees. This mirrors the widespread acceptance of the bio-psycho-social model in medicine, an approach that began to be adopted during the 1980s, and is now standard practice in acute care settings throughout the US.

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