From Allison Kestenbaum, Lab colleague and supervisor of Spiritual Care and CPE at UC San Diego, writing in The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Wherever there is human vulnerability, we are there to provide support. We also give emotional and spiritual support to family members and loved ones of all ages, seeing them as part of the “patient unit” in palliative care. We advocate for patients with health disparities. We support the spiritual and emotional needs of staff.