Tending to the Spiritual Needs of Patients With Dementia

Dedera Baker writes about her experience as a Gilchrist chaplain in honor of Pastoral Care Week, which celebrates the practice of spiritual care through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling. What I have learned most about being a hospice chaplain is that, at the end of life, what divides us seems to disappear. In the face … More Tending to the Spiritual Needs of Patients With Dementia

Sacred Encounters

We often talk of spiritual care as happening in the midst of a “sacred encounter”.  I recently experienced such a moment. I had just finished leading a workshop at the Gilchrist Hospice Care Wellness Day Seminar for the bereaved and was having lunch with a group of conference attendees.  We were a group of five and … More Sacred Encounters