Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

Every member of the interdisciplinary team should be able to address spiritual suffering. Are you looking to enhance your skills as a palliative care spiritual caregiver? Would you like to know the importance of generalist and specialist spiritual care delivery? Then this audio short created by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is for you! Spiritual care in palliative care is a short eight-minute audio that describes why spiritual care is an essential aspect of palliative care and how integration can be supported. This audio is free and we encourage you to share this resource with all palliative care disciplines.

To listen a short audio on spiritual care in palliative care, click here.


Spiritual Care in Palliative Care Courses

Delivering quality spiritual care to palliative care patients requires both the chaplain as the specialist and involvement by the other members of the interdisciplinary team as spiritual care generalists.

The hundreds of health care professionals (chaplains, nurses, social workers, physicians, and others) who have completed these courses say that as a result they have significantly enhanced their knowledge and skills to deliver spiritual care in palliative care settings.

Each course is instructor-facilitated. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion.

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Hospice and Palliative Care Specialty Certification (APBCC- HPC)

SCA offers a Hospice and Palliative Care specialty certification for Advanced Practice Chaplains called APBCC-HPC. The APBCC-HPC specialty certification recognizes the unique skills, advanced education and the specialized expertise of hospice and palliative care chaplains. To learn more about the APBCC- HPC, click here.