What Can Chaplains Do in Outpatient Palliative Care?
There is strong consensus that spirituality is an important aspect of care for patients and family caregivers facing serious illness or end of life. Yet, even the most supported palliative care programs struggle with how to best provide spiritual care, given the large caseloads, limited staff, and challenges of the patient population’s ever-increasing diversity of religious and spiritual needs. These issues have become even more significant as palliative care has shifted to the outpatient setting where there may be even fewer resources. Continues at Medscape.