Sudden Death: A Hospital Chaplaincy Perspective

  • Imam Rizwan RawatEmail author
  • Rachel Allen
  • John O’Neill
  • Mary Porter


Religion and spirituality often come into focus when people face emotional stress, physical illness or death, helping them to remain calm and peaceful even for those who do not believe in any God. The role of the Hospital Chaplain is to enable authentic conversations and committed presence with people who are dying which often includes prayer and ritual. This chapter considers the experiences of a team of Hospital Chaplains who each bring their individual Spiritual and Faith perspective and rites during the sudden death event.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imam Rizwan Rawat
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rachel Allen
    • 1
  • John O’Neill
    • 1
  • Mary Porter
    • 1
  1. 1.Spiritual and Pastoral Care TeamLister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS TrustStevenageUK

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