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Spiritual Care: helping families cope with their child’s illness

When Fr. Paul Geraghty, coordinator of Spiritual Care services at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, first came to the hospital more than 20 years ago, it was a time of change for what was then called Pastoral Services. “The department used to be based on a traditional model,” Fr. Paul explains, “but the new approach was in keeping with a more ecumenical, more multi-faith and spiritual model that was being developed at the time.”

Patient stories

Listening to her belt out a song, you’d never know 22-year-old Kaila Picard was once more familiar with the halls of The Montreal Children’s Hospital than singing in front of a live audience -- but the young songstress knows what it’s like to be in and out of the hospital as a child.