Chaplain Services: Providing Spiritual Guidance For Closure
While dealing with terminal illnesses, not only the patient but also the family goes through complex emotional trauma. However, life goes on even after the death of loved ones, as the process can be emotionally exhausting, people turn towards spiritualism to get some level of comfort.
The hospice chaplain is an integral part of the hospice practice, extending spiritual support for the patient through their end-of-life process. Trained to plan and assess the spiritual need of the patient, our chaplains take special care about the spiritual needs of the patients.
When a person nears their end, they turn towards spiritual comfort and the compassion of their loved ones. The chaplain services benefits patients, families, friends, caregivers, and others.
Chaplain Service For The Patients
The patient gets paramount attention, which however is completely optional, which however is planned according to their wishes and needs when agreed. The role of a chaplain is to help to guide the patient in attaining stable spiritual help, by helping them in the reassurance of a positive impact. Chaplain might not have all the answers for all questions, but an expressive conversation with a patient would help them pave a path of healing.
The purpose of the chaplain service is to offer compassion and spiritual support, regardless of religion or culture.
Skills of a Hospice Care Nurse :
- Provides an overall sense of well being and comfort
- Prepare the patient spiritually towards the end of life
- Ensuring the presence of near and dear ones during the last breath
- Encourages coping up with religious practices
Chaplain Service For The Family & Friends
No doubt that the patient needs the most care, but spiritual support for the loved ones is also equally important. While the hospice chaplain service is centered towards the patient’s wishes, the families are also provided with emotional and spiritual support to ensure their quick coping up with the loss.
- Compassionately respond to the family’s distress
- Reinforce the coping process spiritually
- Bereavement Care post the death
- Positive and Constructive flow of communication
Role of Chaplain Services in Hospice
The chaplain service is optional yet holds its own importance. The valuable compassionate support provided helps the people to get a chance to talk openly about their feelings or express their fears. A healthy spiritual exposure has proven results on improving the well being and the comfort of the patients. The physical presence of people plays a major role during this transition phase. This is why a chaplain ensures the presence of a family member, friend, hospice member or volunteer.
In addition to their valuable presence, the chaplains also provide prayers, rituals, and other spiritual-based coping activities which allows the patient to find peace in their difficult time. Well trained in understanding different religions and spirituality, allows the chaplain service providers to design a customized coping method for every individual. It provides them with reassurance and comfort when the person goes through a complex emotional phase and everything seems out of their control.
How A*Med community hospice aids in the process?
Our chaplains team addresses your family’s spiritual needs and concerns, in your ways, acknowledging different religious practices. We not only just pray with you, but also readily extend our hands for support and encouragement. Well trained in developing a sense of well-being, our team also affiliates you to prepare for the end. Our chaplains are compassionate listeners and ease the emotional stress that the family is going through.
We understand that everyone has a different approach to death. We as a hospice team, hear you out, make you feel safe, and counsel you. You can feel free to reach our team if you want to share regrets, make small talks or even have a deep discussion about life & purpose over a coffee.
With these things in mind, it becomes important to select hospice care services that have a team of trained hospice nurses who can meet all these requirements and more. The qualities to look for in a hospice care nurse are: patience, knowledge, attention to detail, empathy and kindness. Registered hospice nurses are best equipped to deal with the emotional, mental and physical needs of patients.