Palliative Care: Seeing a higher view

“Palliative care addresses the quality of life of people who have been diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and their families by identifying, assessing and addressing physical, social and spiritual concerns (Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in a Community Setting). In the genuine palliative approach, their emphasis is on improving living, and they did just that at the hospice: considering the army of community volunteers who did all the cooking, gardening and provided flowers and newspapers for patients and their families, to the very efficient nursing staff who provided professional and compassionate care – day and night.

“What struck me most during this time was the urgent need for both patients and their families to consider the meaning of life and what happens after life on earth,” reports the Wanganui Chronicle.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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