Children should receive support when faced with the adversities of healthcare interventions, including spiritual support. Spiritual care of the child in hospital should focus on the child, be a source of hope, communicate love, address guilt as well as include religious rituals that the child is familiar with. However, information on this topic is limited. Any information or discussion on this topic is welcome – please contact me if you can add to this discussion.
For more information on the inclusion of children with disabilities in the church, go to the RampUP website
HospiVision is a local non-profit organisation that provides spiritual, emotional, social and physical care to patients in hospital