What’s a chaplain?
Chaplains are spiritual care professionals who provide support to people of all faiths and belief systems. They have special training in caring for people while they’re in the hospital or another health care setting.
What do chaplains do?
ProHealth chaplains join your ProHealth team to care for your religious and spiritual needs. They may:
- Conduct worship services in a hospital or hospice chapel.
- Help you make health care decisions and create advance directives.
- Listen to your concerns.
- Offer emotional and spiritual support.
- Provide sacraments and religious rites.
- Reach out to your minister, rabbi, imam or other religious leader.
- Say prayers with you or for you.
- Provide grief and bereavement support.
Reasons to request chaplain services
Ask about chaplain services when you or a loved one:
- Are diagnosed with a new health condition.
- Experience grief or loss.
- Feel sad, anxious or lonely about your health.
- Have a surgery coming up.
- Need help making a decision about care.
- Need for comfort, prayer or a religious ritual.