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Chaplains and other spiritual care specialists can provide a comforting presence during a time of stress.
Faith and spirituality may play a major role in coping with cancer, blood disorders and other serious illnesses. Chaplains are trained to help patients and families of all beliefs.
Spiritual care may be an individual department. Or it may be a contact person or group of people in the hospital’s community. At some hospitals, spiritual care may be called pastoral care or chaplaincy.
Spiritual care specialists are there to:
Reviewed: November 2022