BBC News: The chaplains at the front line of end-of-life care

From Laurence Cawley and Matt Precey at BBC News:

Coronavirus has radically altered the working life of hospitals. But it has not just affected the doctors, nurses and ancillary staff. While the main role of chaplains – helping patients find a sense of peace – remains unchanged, the way they are doing that has changed beyond recognition.

Before coronavirus, most hospices allowed family and friends to visit freely. That has changed, with visitors often not allowed on the ward unless the patient is at the end of their life – and even then this is subject to severe restrictions.

Now…. it is just helping people deal with anything they’ve got going on that is getting in the way of them finding peace.

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