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Palliative Care

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Palliative Care Consultants

Spirituality and Healing
Current research shows a positive relationship between faith and healing. Benefits of prayer, meditation and religious counsel are:

  • An increased sense of optimism and hope

  • Decreased anxiety and fear

  • Decreased depression and quicker recovery from depression.

Religion, Spirituality and Health 2012: A Comprehensive Review of the Research and Clinical Applications (click here)

Religion, Spirituality and Cardiovascular Disease 2013: Comprehensive Review of Research and Clinical Applications (click here)

Call a Chaplain If...

  • You would like a pre-surgical visit

  • You would like emotional or spiritual support to help you or your loved one through a current situation

  • Your loved on is critically or seriously ill

  • You or your loved one would like a religious ritual or sacramental service performed

  • You need assistance with moral or ethical decisions

  • Your loved one is very anxious over an unexpected admission, impending surgery, a critical diagnosis or other healthcare situation