At Rosedale Hospice our staff practice contemplative care. Contemplative practice in palliative care involves cultivating mindfulness, emotional self-regulation, and balance in the face of suffering. We turn toward suffering, bear witness and choose wisely our responses to patients, their families and our colleagues. By honouring each phase of dying and death, as well as, those we have lost, our staff are able to be fully present at the bedside of each patient.
On our Resources page under For Professionals & Volunteers Working in Palliative Care, links to some blessings, links to other contemplative end-of-life care sites, and a recommended reading list are provided.