Pastoral Care: A Hospice Concept
Lannie, Victoria Jean
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
The hospice task of managing dying patients and their families is sufficiently formidable as to require it be a shared responsibility seeking the expertise of multidisciplinary health specialists. The multidisciplinary approach to hospice care is wholistic in scope, encompassing the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the terminally ill and their families. Based upon the scope of services, it is imperative that hospice workers include professionals representing medicine, nursing, social services, psychology and pastoral care.