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January 9, 2018

Webinar: What Do Chaplains Do? Evidence from Chaplains Working in Palliative Care

Time: 1:00 PM  CST - 2:00 PM  CST

Pastoral Care Library

Welcome to Pastoral Care at UAB Medicine

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Professional Healthcare Chaplains at UAB Medicine want you to know you are loved and not alone.

We offer a compassionate presence to help you remember what gives you meaning, strength, and hope regardless of faith background while you are in the hospital or at one of our clinics.  We care for patients, family members, and employees as the focus of our work together.

—We also believe that “community is good medicine” and we organize your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or members of your faith community into an intentional “Support Team” to  organize support for your practical, emotional, and spiritual needs when you are at home.  If you do not have a group of individuals, we do our best to create that for you from partner faith communities through a Support Team in your area.

UAB Medicine is committed to emotional and spiritual support for patients, families, and employees.  That’s why we have one of the largest full-time pastoral care teams in a single hospital in the United States.

Ask any nurse to contact a Chaplain for you 24 hours a day, or call us at 205.934.4254, or email us at chaplains@uab.edu.  You can page the Chaplain On Call at 205.934.3411 at any time.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer compassionate, professional pastoral care in the hospital, outpatient clinic, and in the community for patients, significant others, and employees.  We carry out our mission through three channels:

  1. Relationships – We build personal relationships with patients, family members, significant others, and employees in UAB Hospital, and in outpatient settings such as The Kirklin Clinic and others.
  2. Education – We participate in education in the hospital through Psychosocial Spiritual Grand Rounds, Schwartz Rounds, and offer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) to extend our care through others.  We educate the community by teaching our unique Support Team model that helps friends, neighbors, and faith communities meet practical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
  3. Volunteers – We have multiple opportunities for volunteers who want to make a difference for our patients, families, or employees.  See more information here.

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Contact Us

Page the Chaplain on Call, 205.934.3411 | Call Pastoral Care at 205.934.4254 | Email Chaplains@uab.edu.