Palliative and Hospice Care: Focusing on Comfort

This program defines and explains palliative care and hospice care, clarifying their emphasis on “wholeness”—body, mind and spirit—during chronic illness and end of life, respectively. It explores how this interdisciplinary team approach, including a chaplain’s participation, can provide support and comfort to patients and their families throughout their journey. Plus, family caregivers share meaningful experiences and authentic conversations with loved ones nearing death. “[Hospice] can give people that goal of having good days at a point in life that is so important…” (Scott Amrhein, Family Caregiver)