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Chaplains are an important part of the Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County interdisciplinary team. Their spiritual support for patients starts with respecting the personal beliefs of each individual.
Hospice chaplains give the gift of listening to each patient and encouraging them to speak about the people, moments, values, work and relationships that have given them meaning and purpose.
For some, a religious or faith tradition is an important aspect of their life, giving them meaning and purpose. Their faith can strengthen and comfort them. Our chaplains honor and encourage their faith, joining with personal clergy to reinforce this spiritual foundation that anchors them.
For others, religion traditions may not have held a central role in their expression of faith, but they may still have a strong sense of spirituality. Hospice chaplains can help patients reflect upon their beliefs, and express their spirituality.
Chaplains also support those who define themselves as agnostic or atheist, meeting them where they are with no judgment or agenda.
The hospice chaplain helps each patient be open to the spiritual experience as they prepare to let go of the life they have known and loved.
Our team of chaplains includes: Ed Ellis, Mollie Magee, Mike Herbert, and Ronnie Relford.