Dealing with death, injury, and serious illness can be quite challenging, and many find comfort in their conversations with a chaplain. Chaplaincy provides spiritual support to hospital patients, staff members, first responders, and families. Non-denominational chaplains are available at any hour, providing a caring presence, emotional and spiritual guidance, and non-judgmental support. Whether it’s a time of prayer or a time of celebration, chaplains are there.
Chaplains are available to support those in need, regardless of their spiritual path. Patients, caregivers, and first responders do not need a religious affiliation to receive chaplaincy services. However, when a person does belong to a faith community, a chaplain can arrange for a visit from a rabbi, minister, priest, imam, or another spiritual adviser.