When helping the dying, it is also critical to help them with their spiritual beliefs. This may well involve one dealing with another one of a different faith. It is important to try to find one a representative of one’s faith as soon as possible if death is approaching or if one needs spiritual rituals conducted, but if not, and it is not possible, it will be important to be able to sojourn with the dying.
It is important to respect the dying’s wishes, their religious beliefs and to listen. It is also helpful to have some knowledge of other faiths and the beliefs that coincide with dying. Please also review AIHCP’s Pastoral Thanatology Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Pastoral Thanatology.
Please also review the video on death beliefs