Everyone has spiritual concerns when facing death. Spiritual care is a part of providing whole-person care to hospice patients and their families, and helping them address the spiritual issues that arise through the hospice journey.
The Hospice Chaplain is the member of the hospice team who is trained to address the spiritual needs of patients, regardless of their faith or personal beliefs. The Hospice Chaplain can help patients and families explore their beliefs, address questions of purpose and meaning, work on relationship issues, and cope creatively with living and dying. Hospice Chaplains do not attempt to influence patient’s beliefs. Instead, they listen and help when asked. The chaplain can help patients make connections with a religious group or faith community, help patients and families with grieving issues, and help plan funeral or memorial services.
For any questions or concerns regarding hospice, please contact Johnson County Hospice at (660) 747-6121.