Vatican website translation:
75. The number of the anointings is to be adapted to the occasion, and the prayers which belong to the rite of anointing are to be revised so as to correspond with the varying conditions of the sick who receive the sacrament.
75. Unctionum numerus pro opportunitate accommodetur, et orationes ad ritum Unctionis infirmorum pertinentes ita recognoscantur, ut respondeant variis condicionibus infirmorum, qui Sacramentum suscipiunt.
Slavishly literal translation:
75. The number of anointings is to be adapted as seems opportune and the prayers pertaining to the rite of Anointing of the Sick are to be reviewed so that they may respond to the varied conditions [of life] of the sick people who receive the Sacrament.
During the rite of Extreme Unction in use at the time of the Second Vatican Council, the eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth, and hands were anointed as well as the feet, accompanied by a prayer seeking forgiveness for sins committed by the particular sense and by the “power to walk.” Significant criticism of this practice appeared in the first half of the 20th C based on on-going theological, historical and pastoral studies. The Council Fathers here seem to agree that prayers for God’s healing presence and the on-going care of the Church for her sick members might be more appropriate that those in use then, focused as they were on the forgiveness of sins. In addition the Council Fathers envision the possibility of a variety of anointing practices better adapted to the condition of those being anointed.
Pray Tell readers may wish to discuss: 1) how effective the transition from multiple anointings to anointing of forehead and hands has been in conveying the healing aspects of the Sacrament; 2) how the texts provided for the rite (beyond that of the central texts for the anointing of head and hands) respond to the varying conditions of those receiving the sacrament, i.e., are there categories of the faithful who might need other prayers to address their maladies and situation of faith?; 3) what adaptations of the rite may be appropriate for cultures who do not use oil-anointing as a sign of healing.