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Spiritual Care

The working group Spiritual Care promotes - in cooperation with the specialist group for pastoral care - the implementation of interprofessional Spiritual Care in Swiss palliative care and is available for interprofessional exchange with other working groups of palliative ch. Based on the guidelines published in 2018, it focuses on quality assurance in the following areas:

  1. Clarifying professional role profiles and promoting innovative forms of inter-professional interaction and communication
  2. Examination of suitable instruments and best practice models
  3. Continuing education
  4. Research
  5. Ethical issues

Basic Documents:

Guidelines Spiritual Care in Palliative Care


Current Work:

Development of a collection of commented case studies on interprofessional spiritual care. The publication in the journal palliative ch is in preparation.

Members of the working group:

Prof. Dr. theol. Simon Peng-Keller, Professur für Spiritual Care, Universität Zürich (Management)

Pastoral care
lic. theol. Pascal Mösli, Verantwortlicher Spezialseelsorge und Palliative Care, Reformierte Kirchen Bern-Jura-Solothurn, Mitglied der Forschungsgruppe Spiritual Care an der Universität Zürich
lic. theol. Renata Aebi, Co-Leiterin FG Seelsorge palliative ch, Spitalseelsorgerin am Kantonsspital Graubünden

Prof. em. Dr. med. Urs Martin Lütolf, ehem. ärztlicher Direktor des Universitätsspitals Zürich und ehem. Verwaltungsratspräsident des Zürcher Lighthouse

Nursing Care
Dipl. Monica Fliedner, MSN, Advanced Practice Nurse und Co-Leiterin des Universitären Zentrums für Palliative Care, Inselspital Bern
Dr. Franziska Zúñiga, Leitung Bereich Lehre, Pflegewissenschaft, Universität Basel

Psychosocial professions
Dipl. Barbara Bucher, Sozialarbeiterin
Dr. phil. Sina Bardill, Psychologin, Hospiz Graubünden