Catholic nurses often only spiritual connection for hospitalized patients

As hospitals nationwide limit all outside visitors due to the COVID-19 crisis, nurses who share a patient’s faith are more important than ever before for patient well-being. Even under normal circumstances, a stay in the hospital can make patients nervous and anxious, but without a family member or faith leader by their side, these feelings can be amplified. This means that Catholic nurses are often the best spiritual resource for hospitalized patients on Long Island and beyond — a unique strength of Catholic Health Services hospitals.

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