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Chaplains visit with patients and family members at the hospital and elsewhere providing spiritual care, counseling and education to people of all faiths. Chaplains address the spiritual and emotional elements of patient care, crisis ministry, bereavement and grief support.
Services are offered for special occasions, such as weddings, memorial services, adoption and blessing ceremonies and national observances. Communion and other religious observances may be requested through the chaplain’s office.
Pastoral Care supports healing environment programs that help soothe and care for patients such as the meditation television channel, newborn blessings, and inspirational literature.
Education and mentoring are offered to local clergy through the James Lectureship Program by hosting authorities in spirituality, medicine, and pastoral ministry to help clergy cultivate their ministry skills. This program offers ministers, seminarians, and qualified lay people education through intensive clinical experience, individual and group supervision, teaching seminars and interpersonal relations seminars through our Clinical Pastoral Education program.
Community involvement is important to chaplains at Baylor. Each week, chaplains teach, consult, and lead worship in local churches and community agencies. Chaplains offer knowledge and experience in such areas as grief support and dealing with the effects of illness and treatment on people and their families. Chaplains can also help churches develop effective ministries for their members who need emotional support.
Our chaplains are always available. You may request a visit at any time by calling 817.329.2520.
There may come a time when you or a member of your family is seriously injured or becomes gravely ill. In the midst of your shock and grief, you may be asked to make difficult decisions about the intensity of medical care administered, or whether life-support systems should be used or withdrawn. It is important for you to learn about the levels and types of medical care available, your or your family member's health status and prognosis, and to discuss the treatment with which you would feel comfortable before you or your family member need to make these decisions. This section of our web site is designed to help you better understand these issues.
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