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:
During the course of your illness, you may come to realize that treatments meant to cure or slow your disease are no longer working. Although it's a difficult decision, you've concluded that the burdens of aggressive treatment outweigh any benefits, and you're unwilling to endure any more discomfort or risk of harm.
Instead, you'd rather spend your remaining time with family and friends. Maybe you yearn to reflect on your life and create a legacy for your loved ones, such as a journal or a videotaped...