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Spiritual and Cultural Care

What is spirituality?

  • Spirituality is connected to who we are as persons while religion is a way to live out our spirituality through various practices, rituals and beliefs.
  • Spirituality unites the physical, mental and emotional aspects of each of us, so that we can experience a greater sense of wholeness and wellness.
  • Spirituality can offer a way for people to reflect on and live their life's meaning and value.

Spiritual care can be of help when you:

  • Want someone to talk to
  • Are experiencing feelings of loss or grief, loneliness, fear or discouragement
  • Have special needs according to your own faith traditions
  • Are waiting for surgery and test results or considering treatment options
  • Need someone to pray with or wish to receive sacraments.

Spiritual and cultural caregivers:

  • Provide a compassionate. listening presence in times of crisis.
  • Respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients.
  • Support families and patients in making difficult decisions.
  • Meet the needs of traditional First Nation, Inuit and Metis people.
  • Assist patients in obtaining comfort and support from within their own faith traditions.

Last Modified: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 |
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