The Spiritual Care Department offers patients and families spiritual support in coping with the crises of hospitalization. Illness often raises important questions such as:
- Why did this happen?
- Who am I now?
- Where do I go from here?
These issues create strong emotions - anxiety, doubt, guilt, anger and questioning long held beliefs. Chaplains offer prayer, comfort and counseling for patients and families dealing with these concerns. In addition, our chaplains are open to minister to people of all beliefs.
Chaplains in the Spiritual Care Department are members of the hospital's "healing team" who are trained to help patients and their families tap into their own spiritual resources to facilitate healing and recovery. In providing care, our chaplains respect the traditions, faith and beliefs of our patients.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Part of our provision of spiritual care includes professional education for ministry. As one of 350 accredited centers of Clinical Pastoral Education in the US, the department has ongoing educational training programs to ensure quality spiritual care.
For more information on Clinical Pastoral Education, click here.
"The mission of the Spiritual Care Department of New Hanover Regional Medical Center is to provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff, and offer clinical Pastoral Education and other educational events for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center and region."