Category Archives: hospice patient

Connected

As a hospice chaplain I find that I just love the people and families to whom I tend. And catch myself getting attached. So when my patients do make that final journey “home,” It is then that I realize How … Continue reading

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A Hospice Inter-Disciplinary Team Meeting Prayer

Dearest Creator of All, Thank You for placing us here And providing us the opportunity to be Instruments of well-being To our patients and their families. Thank You for bringing us together For the purpose of working towards the goal … Continue reading

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That Final Journey “Home”

This past year as a hospice chaplain I’ve discovered a pattern In my hospice patients: So many discuss trips For which they’re preparing In dreams they have before that final journey One talked about having to set sail . . … Continue reading

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Feeling God

I feel God in every hospice visit In the family’s grief In the patient’s smile In the courage of those present (S)He is there Comforting the sick Supporting the grief-stricken Providing forever memories Reminding us that death of the body … Continue reading

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