Spiritual care services
Our chaplains are available to provide spiritual support to all patients, families, visitors and staff, regardless of religion or belief system.
- Confidential and compassionate listening
- Prayer, if desired
- Religious literature
- Sacraments and blessings
- Assistance with advanced directives
- Ministry of presence
- Spiritual guidance
- Exploration of meaning, purpose, suffering, and hope
- Connections with local faith community, clergy and/or hospital liaison
- Guidance regarding healthcare ethics
- End-of-life support
When to contact Spiritual Care
Consider contacting Spiritual Care:
- When experiencing emotional and spiritual distress.
- When feeling afraid.
- When receiving unwelcome news.
- When experiencing sadness and grief.
- When family, faith community and friend support are not immediately available.
- When reaching life’s milestones and times of celebration.
- When life stories need to be listened to and validated.
- When facing difficult choices associated with life-support technology and end of life.
- When, as a patient, you want to experience respect and compassion for your dignity and beliefs.