The Compassus program serving Owasso and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain Roger Sheppard during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for hospice patients and their families. Sheppard has been working at Compassus since 2005 and serves as the program’s chaplain and bereavement coordinator.
“We are proud to recognize Roger’s tireless efforts to provide compassionate support and exceptional spiritual counseling to our patients, families and colleagues,” said Jimmie Katie Mouse, executive director for Compassus – Owasso. “Hospice chaplains offer spiritual support – directly or in collaboration with a patient’s or family’s own clergy or spiritual counselor – to provide a more meaningful end-of-life experience. Roger’s zest for life, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues make him an integral part of our Compassus team.”
Regardless of spiritual, religious or cultural background, Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to those receiving hospice or palliative care wherever they call home and in many other settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
Compassus – Owasso will recognize local pastoral care providers next week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.
For more information about Pastoral Care Week, visit pastoralcareweek.org.