Spiritual Support Celebrating all faiths and beliefs
When you or your loved ones are in need of spiritual support, Hospice of Broward County is there for you to meet your spiritual needs. We understand the vital role that faith and spirit play in the lives of patients and their families, and we support all cultures and all religions.
By request, our staff of non-denominational chaplains may visit patients on a regular basis and can act as a liaison for local clergy. With the patient's permission, they will call the family pastor, priest, rabbi, imam or other religious leader and provide the spiritual care needed until the patient’s own clergy arrives. If the patient and family do not have his or her own clergy, the Hospice of Broward County chaplain serves as a trusted friend and pastoral figure.
When to Request a Chaplain
- When someone is wrestling with spiritual or religious issues, such as: unresolved grief, lack of faith, inability to pray, dealing with losses in one’s life, a sense of being abandoned by God, experiencing a lack of hope or questioning the meaning of life.
- When spiritual guidance, support or prayer is desired.
- When a specific rite or ritual (i.e., communion, baptism, the sacrament of the sick, vidui, or anointing) is desired.
- When there is a death or crisis.
- When information about community religious groups and/or resources is needed.
- When assistance is required with funeral arrangements.
How to Request a Chaplain
Ask your nurse or any member of your Hospice Team to contact a chaplain on your behalf.