Upcoming Events

March 13, 2018

Webinar--Ethical Conflicts in End of Life care: What is the Role of Religious Beliefs?

Time: 1:00 PM  CST - 2:00 PM  CST in the Pastoral Care Library

March 18, 2018

Celebration of Life Service

3:00 pm, North Pavilion, 2nd Floor, UAB Hospital, 1802 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL

March 22, 2018

Webinar--Papers for Chaplaincy, Best 2017 Papers for Chaplaincy

Time: 1:00 PM  CST - 2:30 PM  CST in the Pastoral Care Library

April 2, 2018

Webinar--Chaplains and the Return on Investment

Time: 1:00 PM  CST - 2:00 PM  CST in the Pastoral Care Library

UAB Pastoral Care in the News

Loneliness Is UAB Pastoral Care’s Specialty

Many medical providers have specialties.  At UAB Pastoral Care, we claim loneliness as our speciality and our mission is to start eradicating loneliness, one person at a time through creating compassionate community.

We are doing this by connecting people to one another.

Loneliness can be addressed by being connected to other human beings in daily life.  We are talking about human beings connecting, caring, and listening to one another, face-to-face.

Loneliness is in epidemic proportions in the U.S.  It is a greater health threat than obesity or smoking.

John Cacioppo, neuroscientist from The University of Chicago says,

“Loneliness has been described as a chronic disease with no redeeming features. But it is very important for the survival of our species. It contributes to our humanity.”

The American Psychological Association recently said,

“Loneliness — what matters is not how many friends you have or how many people you have around you on a daily basis. Rather, what matters is whether you feel emotionally or socially disconnected from others. Indeed, many people who are married and live with family members report feeling significant loneliness, because they feel emotionally disconnected from their partners and loved ones.”

AARP reports, Social Isolation Looms Large as More Adults Live Alone

The Simple Cure for Loneliness by Baya Voce

In order to feel connected, you need to be seen, heard, and valued.  Connection is the priority that causes an anchor of connection.

The Campaign to End Loneliness

This campaign focuses on ending loneliness for older adults in the UK and a tremendous resource.

More research about Loneliness: