What is it about?
There isn't a lot of time in hospice to make a meaningful difference in a patient's life. This article demonstrates how to develop and manage a plan of care so that the the Chaplain's work becomes an immediate help for the patient and a treasured memory for the caregiver.
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Why is it important?
The traditional cultural perception of hospice is that "it's a place where you go to die." This article demonstrates how the work of a Chaplain can enrich the quality of life for the patient and facilitate a hospice experience that is, in fact, life-giving.
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This page is a summary of: Spiritual Psychology and the Hospice Death Journey: The Chaplain’s Challenge, Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling Advancing theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective publications, March 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1542305019836200.
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