At Victoria Hospice, we believe that death is one step in the journey of life. While we have no designated religious affiliation, we do value the role of spiritual and religious care at the end of life as an important part of this journey.
Hospice palliative care encourages the awareness and development of each person’s spirituality. For some, spirituality is nurtured and expressed within the context of faith and religion. Increasingly though, spirituality is reflected in many other ways such as the love of family, gardening, music, art or the wonder of nature. Spirituality has to do with how we make sense of the world, including how we connect to ourselves, to each other, and to our universe.
Our Spiritual Health Coordinator and the team of volunteers offer many spiritual support services to registered patients and family members, including people of all faiths, cultures and beliefs, such as:
- Consultation or spiritual counselling with our Spiritual Health Coordinator
- Visits from a trained spiritual health volunteer
- Help in connecting with a faith or spiritual tradition that has meaning for you
- Help in planning funerals or other rituals to mark times of loss and change
- Referrals to religious leaders and faith communities
A lovely Quiet/Meditation room is located on the Victoria Hospice palliative care in-patient unit for the use of our patients, their families, visitors and staff.
Click here for a list of recommended books about spirituality and dying.
Contact Victoria Hospice Spiritual Health by calling 250-370-8715 or by email.