Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System considers Spiritual Care to be an integral and essential part of its health care ministry. Spiritual Care is available to our patients/residents, families, Associates, volunteers and physicians.

At CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System our "holistic" view of patient care attends to the body, mind, and spirit. We respect the patient's viewpoint and are sensitive to the unique spiritual needs of each person we serve. Our Spiritual Care team leads the effort to assure this aspect of care is honored. We serve all patients and families regardless of faith or affiliation. Our Chaplains are professional (most are board certified) and clinically trained to provide ecumenical /interreligious support.

Our Spiritual Care ministry includes, but is not limited to:

• Spiritual and emotional support
• Prayer
• Providing Sacraments
• Support during times of crisis or emergency situations
• End of life issues
• Grief and bereavement support
• Information about Advance Directives
• Help in dealing with worries, fears, questions, or pain
• Help with ethical concerns, values, and decisions
• Family team conferences
• Palliative Care consultation
• Pastoral counseling
• Worship services

Chaplains are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. A Catholic priest-chaplain is available to offer sacramental ministry to Catholic patients. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System offers "eChaplain" as a service which connects CHRISTUS patients, families, and Associates with a board certified chaplain. You may receive eChaplain service via email or the phone.

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is committed to training future generations of Spiritual Care providers through our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program. Staff chaplains are ministers of varied denominations, either ordained or laypersons, who have graduate degrees in theology, post-graduate residencies in Clinical Pastoral Education, and professional certification by national certifying agencies. Many CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System chaplains are bi-lingual; all are trained in multi-cultural competencies.

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