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Spiritual Care - Austin, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Spiritual Care professionals use core beliefs, values and inner strengths to inspire hope and alleviate suffering. We believe your culture, faith and spiritual practices are vital resources for your healing and well-being, especially in times of transition and vulnerability.
You matter. We are here to assist with the spiritual care needs most important to you and your loved ones. We also are a liaison to faith, spiritual and cultural communities at your request. Learn more about our Spiritual Care offerings below:
The Spiritual Care team's services include:
- Advance care planning support
- Crisis intervention
- Decision-making support
- End-of-life care
- Ethical concerns
- Exploration of spirituality and meaning
- Grief support
- Liaison with faith, spiritual and cultural communities
- Life transitions and coping
- Providing sacred readings or materials
- Rituals and sacraments
- Staff support
Spiritual care in the community
The Department of Spiritual Care in Rochester supports the organization's community efforts. Faith communities are invited to visit their members.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients or family members may request visitation by their faith community by contacting the care team. The Department of Spiritual Care in Rochester offers clinical pastoral education, which is training for professionals and paraprofessionals providing ministry in the community and medical institutions.
Ask for a hospice chaplain. On weekends and after 4 p.m. on weekdays, ask for a hospice nurse.