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Spiritual Care in Hospice October 30, 2005

Posted by danucube in Nursing, Palliative, Prenursing, Volunteer.
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I attended a 1/2 day training yesterday as a Spiritual Care Companion with a local hospice that I do some volunteer work once in a while.  It was informative.  Did learn one compact definition of spirituality (there are so many different ones) which I like.  It is define as “the expression/experience of the divine”.  I think this is a decent definition for faith traditions that have some kind of divine.  The definition do not of course apply to those faith tradition really do not have a concept of the “divine”.  Need to take some time to go over some of the readings.

I was going to just get some training and not going to sign up.  But I changed my mind at the end of the class since I notice I am the only “Christian” there.  This is the first such class and we are the first volunteers in this area.  By joining, I would play a part in making the Spiritual Care volunteer team more complete as we need people from all faiths and spirituality.