Spiritual Care Part 3: Reconciling Different Religious Beliefs

We’ve been fortunate to have had such a thorough discussion with spiritual counselor Donna-Marie Terranova on the importance of spiritual care at the end of life. This installment will conclude our three-part series, and I highly encourage those who are interested in the topic to revisit parts one and two to get up to speed with the discussion thus far.

This time we touch on a number of practical issues including dealing with religious beliefs that differ from your own, sound therapy (particularly relevant to what we do here at HSTL), and how spiritual counselors are paid for their services.

It’s another interesting read, so sit down, relax, open your mind, and read below!

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Spiritual Care Part 2: Meeting Patients and Families Where They’re At

We’re back with the second part of our lengthy conversation with Donna-Marie Terranova, where we continue to explore the importance of spiritual care in patients and their families as patients approach the end of life. You can read part one of the interview here.

This time we touch on bereavement care, the relationship between body, mind,and spirit, spiritual sensitivity, and a spiritual counselor’s role in “companioning” patients.

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