Pastoral care has gained respect in palliative care

The art installation “Räume öffnen” (“Making room”) by Mik Gruber at the Palliative Care Congress in September 2018. Picture: diakonie.ch/Gion Pfander

At the national Palliative Care Congress in Biel, the national churches presented guidelines for interdisciplinary cooperation with the intention of strengthening pastoral care as a specialist discipline. For this purpose, a statement of principles defined spiritual care as an element of palliative work. An art installation addressing the spiritual dimensions of palliative care attracted much attention.

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