The Role Of Spirituality in Coping for Hospice Patients

Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS. Patients who are spiritual may utilize their beliefs in coping with illness, pain, and life stresses. Some studies indicate that those who are spiritual tend to have a more positive outlook and a better quality of life. For example, patients with advanced cancer who found comfort from their religious and… Read More The Role Of Spirituality in Coping for Hospice Patients

Spiritual care for the terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Saul Ebema, D.Min. During my experience working with terminally ill patients as a Hospice Chaplain, I have noticed that the major concerns of terminally ill cancer patients with a prognosis of six months or less are existential, spiritual, familial, physical, and emotional issues. Several patients I have worked with over the years expressed the fact… Read More Spiritual care for the terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Culture in End Of Life Spiritual Care

Dr. Saul Ebema. Culture can be defined as “a grouping of individuals who have some sense of commonality with respect to language, values, beliefs, norms, worldview, accepted behaviors, rituals, and practices.”[1] Culture is a group’s way of life and its influences can significantly impact the dying person’s reaction to the dying process.[2] Even though illness,… Read More Culture in End Of Life Spiritual Care

Welcome

  This blog was started as a resource site for Hospice Chaplains around the world. Welcome to this site and we hope to provide quality resources to help make the work of Hospice Chaplains easier. If you would like to be a contributor, you are also welcome to contribute your article, poems or any useful… Read More Welcome