Grang Rounds

2021

 


July 8

Advocating for Spiritual Care Leadership in Hospice

 

Thursday February 25, 2021

Amid this COVID-19 crisis, spiritual care delivery has proven beneficial to patients, families, and front-line healthcare providers. As the negative stressors continue to rise, the need for a compassionate and caring presence becomes all the more apparent. However, there is a lack of Chaplaincy representation at the highest organizational levels.

This panel discussion will explore the concept of the Chief Spiritual Officer (CSO), the need for spiritual care leadership both in hospice and generally, and the challenges of such a position.

We will examine how best to define the CSO, the qualifications for assuming a spiritual leadership role, and how this impacts advocating for spiritual care delivery in hospice and other organizational structures. Takeaways from this discussion will include ways for the CSO to advocate for hospice chaplains and the reasons why spiritual care leadership is vitally important.