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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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A Hospice Prayer

Chaplains play a vital role in hospice care, providing spiritual and emotional support to patients, their families, and the hospice team.
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Spiritual Care in a Crisis

Even if an individual has been dealing with health concerns for a long time, the realization that they are approaching the end of their life can be a crisis moment for both them and their family.
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Deathbed Visions in Hospice

Hospice stories of deathbed visions are common with dying patients reporting visits from deceased loved ones, angels, or spiritual guides. While it may be difficult to understand or explain deathbed visions, hospice care staff have seen them bring real comfort to dying patients.
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Recovering from Spiritual Burnout

Burnout is a type of exhaustion caused by feeling constantly overwhelmed by prolonged physical, mental, and emotional stress. Many people think of burnout as something related to a person’s career, but burnout is also common among caregivers.
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Answering the Call to be a Hospice Chaplain

The hospice chaplain is a key member of the hospice team. When a patient begins hospice care, they often turn to their faith for comfort and guidance. Even those who aren’t religious may seek spiritual guidance during this period.