Spirituality is an Important Focus of Hospice Care.
VNA Hospice’s non-denominational chaplains work with patients and families who choose to include spiritual support in their hospice plan to help them discover the resources within themselves to guide and comfort them during this time of change. We provide spiritual support for the patient and family members and help in dealing with end-of-life questions. We will also counsel your family on working through feelings, fears and worries that you may be experiencing.
The Role of Spiritual Support
The role of spiritual support in hospice is to meet the spiritual and emotional needs and concerns of ours patients, regardless of their faith or belief system. Everyone has concerns when facing a life-limiting illness. The hospice chaplain may, through encouragement, active listening, observation and feedback, help patients and families work through some of their concerns. We help to personalize our patients’ beliefs and use them creatively to cope with living and their illness.
Our Chaplains Support Your Faith
Supporting the faith of our patients and families without religious boundaries is the focus of the VNA Hospice Chaplains. The Chaplains can offer a listening ear during this difficult time, practical help and comfort in times of grief and crisis situations, and assistance in contacting your clergy or locating representation of your own religious traditions.