A key aspect of high quality palliative care is the provision of spiritual care. Spirituality has to do with how we make sense of the world, including how we connect to ourselves, to each other, and to our universe. St Luke’s Combined Hospices has a Spiritual Care Coordinator who supports a team of volunteers providing spiritual care in our in-patient setting, through our day hospice services and in people’s homes.
This care is given in a number of ways including:
– A listening ear
– Prayer and rituals
– Reading and writing
– Art and crafts
– Music and song
– Help in connecting with a faith or spiritual tradition that has meaning for you
– Help in planning funerals or other rituals to mark times of loss and change
A lovely quiet meditation room called the Oasis is located in the garden of our in-patient unit in Kenilworth for the use of our patients, their families, visitors and staff.