Community nursing team
"As a community nurse I offer spiritual care by simply listening."
"As I nurse I offer holistic care by exploring with the patient more than their physical symptoms. What matters to me is what matters to them."
"As a nurse on the In-patient Unit I offer spiritual care by treating each person as an individual within their family and network of friends, and by trying to provide care that meets their physical and psychological needs."
"As a nurse on the In-patient Unit I offer spiritual care by giving patients and their families the time and opportunity to express their fears and anxieties and I discuss with them ways in which we can help."
"As a nurse on the In-patient Unit I offer spiritual care by valuing the uniqueness of all our patients and seeking to go the extra mile to support each and every one in whatever way is more meaningful to them."
"As a nurse on the In-patient Unit I respect each patient as an individual and enable them to explore areas of their spirituality that are individual to them, giving them time to explain them to us so we are able to understand and work with them to achieve peace and calm at a difficult time in their lives."
Multidisciplinary team assistants (Community)
"As a multi-disciplinary team assistant I offer spiritual care by listening to the patient, ensuring I am empathic and never patronising, whilst offering a compassionat relationship when I can."
Healthcare Assistants (In-Patient Unit)
"As a healthcare assistant on the in-patient unit I offer spirtual care by providing a safe space for patients to talk about their worries and their hopes."
"As a healthcare assistant on the in-patient unit I offer spiritual care by talking to patients and relatives, through simple breathing exercises, and by giving them time to express how they feel."
"As a physiotherapist I support patients holistically by always remembering that I am there to support their priorities and not mine! We always listen to what is important for the patient and frame our support in a way that actually matters to them."
"As a doctor I offer spiritual care by considering its role in every patient interaction."
"As a doctor I offer spiritual care by seeking to understand what makes the person unique; what makes them tick, what is important to them. This knowledge will steer the direction of the consultation and aim to address problems in a way that suits them, prioritising what matters most to that individual."
"Carer support offers spiritual care by understanding what matters most to carers."