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Jul 23, 2021

A hospice interdisciplinary team provides enhanced support at the time of a patient’s death - and that includes care from the hospice chaplain.  The chaplain, or spiritual counselor, is there to encourage those who are grieving, to provide comfort and guidance during what hospice professionals call a “death...


Jul 16, 2021

Once the Initial Spiritual Assessment is completed, a hospice chaplain will make routine visits that are used for life review, legacy projects, encouragement, faith discussions, or whatever the patient says is important. Typically the chaplain (also known as the spiritual counselor) will see a stable patient once or...


Jul 15, 2021

You’ll find more information about hospice and how to get the best out of your end of life experience at theheartofhospice.com.  Need a speaker for your next company event or conference?  Send an email to host@theheartofhospice.com to book Jerry Fenter or Helen Bauer to encourage and inspire your audience.  You’re...


Jul 9, 2021

In the second episode of our hospice chaplain series, we’re talking about the Initial Spiritual Assessment, why it’s necessary, and what it includes. Mandated by Medicare, the Initial Spiritual Assessment is completed within 5 days of a patient’s admission to hospice.  There’s a lot of information to collect,...


Jul 2, 2021

Chaplains, or spiritual counselors, are one of the core members of a hospice interdisciplinary team.  What's their role in the care of seriously ill patients and their families?  In this series, we'll talk about how a spiritual counselor comes alongside patients and caregivers to provide supportive spiritual care.  ...