Highlights various carts (tea, bereavement, and comfort) that provides appreciation, support and nourishment to our patients and families.
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1. Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Caritas in Action How Caring Science informs and inspires KP caregivers and affirms our commitment to provide our patients and their families exceptional care Caritas Consortium 2014 Caring-Healing Carts Honoring Health, Healing & Wholeness
2. Caring-Healing Carts Intent to Contribute Statement: Intent to highlight various carts (tea, bereavement, and comfort) that provides appreciation, support and nourishment to our patients and families. Tea Cart: tea and treats served to all staff (nurses, MDs, members of care team) once a month with a Caritas Process focus intended to provide opportunity for centering, appreciation, and learning. Bereavement Cart: offered to patients and families at the end of life to provide nourishment and resources for support of the dying patient. Contains religious and spiritual aids from a wide variety of spiritual and religious realms. Comfort Cart: offered to patients and families to provide an opportunity for comfort measures by our staff and volunteers. Contains supplies for hand massage, aroma therapy, and music. Page 2
3. Inspired Contributor(s) : Sheila Gilson ------ Service Area: San Mateo Medical Center: SSF Affiliation: PCS ------ Year Shared: 2014 Venue: Caritas Consortium Format: Poster ID #: H05 Keyword TAGs: Identifier Consortium2014-June, San Mateo, So. San Francisco, Poster, Patient Care Services, Adult Services Healing Environments, Healing Modalities, Patients/Families Descriptor Aromatherapy, Music, Pet Therapy, Death & Dying Page 3 Caring-Healing Carts