Through his formal studies and life experiences, Carlos Domena has a deep understanding of different religions and cultures. As a hospice chaplain, Carlos meets patients wherever they are spiritually. For some, that may mean prayer, scripture or sacred music. For others, it may simply be companionship or conversation.
“It’s important to first build rapport with patients and families.” Once established, Carlos helps patients find peace by reflecting on their life and, according to their belief system, helping them to look forward to life’s transition. Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that bring the most comfort - holding a hand, sitting by the bedside or reminding patients that they are loved.