In this episode, Saul remotely talks to Daniel Haas who works as a Hospice Chaplain at Compassus Hospice in Houston Texas and Dave Chambers who works as the Spiritual Care Specialist at Family Hospice and Palliative Care at New Castle Pennsylvania.
Hospice Chaplains spend thousands of hours perfecting skills that many people assume come naturally: sitting and listening. They become masters of the ministry of presence, bringing the same professionalism to spiritual care that doctors bring to surgery. In today’s episode, we talk to our guests about the art of Hospice Chaplaincy. On the job, Hospice chaplains have no scripts to follow or party tricks to employ. They learn to meet tragedy with humility and an open mind.