How palliative care can help with spiritual concerns
Your palliative care team may include a spiritual advisor or
chaplain. Spiritual advisors can help you with questions that do not have clear
answers. It does not matter what your spirituality or religion is. Your beliefs
will be honored and respected.
You may want to talk to a spiritual advisor about:
Most people do not want to think about death and dying -- so they don't. Until they have to.
Unfortunately, that often means that families are left struggling with difficult decisions about important matters, such as whether or not Mom would like to be kept alive using a ventilator, or who should be in charge of managing Dad's financial affairs, because Mom or Dad never made clear what they wanted for themselves.
Advance directives are important tools for anyone to have, because even the healthiest...