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First Time Visitors

To the clergy

What do I do now? Often, you hear this from members of your congregation after they receive a life-limiting diagnosis from their doctor. They seek your spiritual guidance to help make appropriate choices for end-of-life care.

As part of our ongoing educational program to expand understanding of hospice care in your community, we will be encouraging them to ask you the following questions.

  • Why did God choose to put this disease in our path?
  • What happens during the dying process and at the time of death?
  • What happens after death?
  • What's the best way to accept what's happening without "giving up" or "giving in" to the disease?
  • When is it appropriate to consider hospice care?
  • Does choosing to have hospice care violate any moral or ethical issues?
  • Which local hospice providers do you recommend, and why?

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