Pastoral Care and Support
Pastoral Care is part of the department of Pastoral Care and Counseling of at Miami Valley Hospital. Each patient served has his or her own spiritual needs. Therefore, Miami Valley Hospital offers pastoral care to individuals of a wide variety of faiths and traditions.
Chaplains provide formal spiritual assessments. Pastoral care issues commonly addressed with the chaplain include:
- Physical, emotional, and spiritual distress
- Situational stresses
- Sacramental needs
- Medical concerns/decision making
- Quality of life/living will
- Death/dying concerns
- Grief/loss issues
- Grief support/debriefing is provided as needed for hospital staff
Chaplains work with health care team members contributing a spiritual dimension to the care-giving process.
Chaplains hold weekly devotions at the request of staff. Catholic Mass is celebrated as announced. Interfaith worship services and/or pastoral care events are planned for special congregations, community groups, and agencies.
Chapels and Worship
Miami Valley Hospital has a chapel available for the use of our patients, families, and staff. The chapel is a quiet place to meditate or pray and are open to all. Service times vary.
While it may be difficult to think about, it’s important to plan ahead and document your future medical wishes now, in case you someday become unable to speak for yourself. This not only spares your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions in the future but gives you the peace of mind that your wishes will be honored.
Miami Valley Hospital’s Pastoral Care staff is available to assist you in completing your advance directives forms.
For More Information
Pastoral Care is located in the Fred E. Weber Center for Health Education.
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Content Updated: April 15, 2015