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Spiritual Support

Experiences in hospice may bring up questions about the meaning and purpose of life. Indiana University Health chaplains have extensive experience discussing these questions and helping patients and families address them. This process empowers you and your loved one to deal with the spiritual challenges caused by a life-limiting illness.

Our seminary-trained ministers have completed additional training in clinical pastoral education and most are board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. We also hold certificates in palliative care chaplaincy. Each chaplain has years of experience serving outside the U.S., learning to embrace people and cultures with varying customs and beliefs.

IU Health chaplains are specialists in the needs of people in hospice care and those who love them. New experiences in hospice may lead to confusing feelings. We provide a safe place for you and your loved one to share feelings and experiences and help you understand that many of these feelings are a normal part of the end-of-life process.

Some people come to hospice with the support of faith and a religious community. Other patients or family members may find they want to re-establish contact with religious beliefs and traditions they once participated in. Our spiritual care is not specific to any faith or religion. We work within the framework of any beliefs your loved one may have and help him or her articulate and respond to spiritual questions. At your request, we can also establish contact with faith- or religion-specific organizations.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Spiritual Support Treatment Information

Spiritual care by IU Health chaplains is available to all IU Health Hospice patients and their families. We offer non-denominational support that respects all beliefs and helps you and your loved one with spiritual aspects of the hospice experience. Our services include:


Spiritual Support Locations & Physicians

For more information, please contact us at 866.272.5083.


Spiritual Support Support Services

Online resources may help you and your loved one explore spiritual and other questions that arise during hospice care.