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Pastoral Care: A Ministry of Presence

Ministry of Presence

Pastoral Care as a Ministry of Presence is expressed through:

  • Visitation and support of patients, families, visitors, physicians and staff
    • Companionship - hospitality during hospitalization
    • Prayer/ritual/sacraments
    • Exploration of religious and spiritual resources
    • Blessing of babies and families
    • Facilitation of ethical decision-making
    • Support in palliative and hospice care
    • Companionship at end of life support
    • Facilitation of end-of-life decision making
    • Honoring of personal requests related to particular religious & spiritual needs
  • Regular chapel services
  • Connection with religious community resources of diverse faith traditions
  • Religious literature and other spiritual resources