While palliative care is beginning to gain prominence in South Africa, spiritual care remains less understood . Spiritual care is less prioritised and, consequently, this service, if offered, is mostly entrusted to volunteers . It therefore becomes prudent to understand who these volunteers are, what motivates them to volunteer, and how they see spiritual care being sustainable in the future . A cohort of spiritual care workers from a prominent hospice in Cape Town, South Africa, participated in this qualitative study . The participants made suggestions about formalising spiritual care as well as making a call for a basic entry requirement into spiritual care work.
Index: Hospice, Palliative care, South Africa, Spiritual care