The goal of fostering a spirituality of work is to provide an environment that deepens our sense of meaning through the mission of Ascension Health. This affects the way work is done and service is provided. In a spiritually centered workplace, people have greater potential to become whole. They have a deeper connection with the meaning of what they do. From that experience, comes vital energy, real commitment, creativity, and a generosity of spirit in contributing to our mission. In fostering spirituality, the workplace grows as a true community of mutual care and service and organizational practice is infused with depth and reflective process. In this context, there is a potential for both individual and organizational transformation.
Spiritual Care is a ministry of healing which provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families, and hospital staff. The Chaplains work as part of the healing team in conjunction with physicians, nurses, and other caregivers. Spiritual Care may include responding to crises, assisting persons in the resolution of ethical questions regarding patient care, contacting pastors, priests, rabbis, or other religious representatives as requested, and providing ongoing spiritual support.
Spiritual Care provides a coordinated service of spiritual care to patients, their families, and the hospital staff. Spiritual care is affirmed as an integral part of the team approach to healthcare, therefore, we take pride in ministering to the needs of the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Our ministry includes:
- Offering support
- Providing sacraments or rituals
- Conflict resolution
- Contacting your minister
- Assisting with difficult decisions
- Helping obtain information
- Being a spiritual resource in the time of crisis