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Second Season Episode 16: The Importance of establishing meaningful relationships.

Humans are naturally social. Yet, the way of life in many countries like the United States is greatly reducing the quantity and quality of social relationships. Over the past two decades there has been a three-fold increase in the number of Americans who say they have no close confidants. In the UK, according to a recent survey by the Mental Health Foundation, 10% of people often feel lonely, a third have a close friend or relative who they think is very lonely, and half think that people are getting lonelier in general. There is reason to believe that people are becoming more socially isolated.

Hospice Chaplaincy is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting excellence in spiritual care at the end of life. We are committed to the belief that people from all backgrounds, cultures and faith traditions should experience the end of life in a way that matches their own spiritual/religious values and goals. The task of dying is complicated and often confronts us with lots of spiritual, emotional and physical suffering. Hospice Chaplaincy is dedicated to providing support and professional development resources for hospice chaplains, patient advocacy, and education services to the public, to create a cultural shift to inform and transform our thinking around the psychosocial and psychospiritual issues at the end of life .

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