Spiritual Support in Palliative Care

Spiritual support is an important part of holistic care, especially during difficult times, and is provided by a clinically certified interfaith chaplain who is respectful of each patient/family’s belief system. The hope is to find meaning that enables a person to cope while empowering them to make choices. The following are ways in which the chaplain can be of help:

  • Encouraging life review
  • Redefining hope
  • Providing presence
  • Facilitating reconciliation
  • Helping to name one’s legacy
  • Providing ritual, prayer and symbols of comfort

If you would like further information about this service, please contact Supportive and Palliative Care services at 1-319-384-8690, call Spiritual Services at 1-319-356-2523, or visit the Spiritual Services page.