Pastoral Care for the Dying

Pastoral Care and Compassion for the Dying

People usually fear how they will die more than death itself
People usually fear how they will die more than death itself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More and more people are recognizing the need for pastoral care of the dying.  The fear of dying alone or without compassion is one of the biggest concerns of the dying.

Colette Douglas Home of the HearldScotland writes about the need of pastoral care and love for the dying to ease the transition from life to death in her article “We Need a Human Touch on the Pathway to Dying”.

“ASK anyone if they fear death and nine times out of 10 they’ll tell you: “I’m not afraid of being dead but I’m nervous about dying.” Death really is the last frontier, the great unknown.”

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