Welcome to the first online resource from professional health care chaplains to provide spiritual care comfort for everyone – whoever you are and whatever you believe.
When people and their family caregivers are coping with illness, trauma, or grief, often they struggle with issues of spiritual distress, which may or may not be grounded in religious belief or practice.
Spiritual distress is the disruption in one’s beliefs or value system. It can affect a person not only in their thoughts about what is the meaning of their new or ongoing health crisis, but also physically and emotionally. It affects someone’s whole being -- body, mind, and spirit -- as beliefs once held as important may now be challenged.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first online service that provides professional-quality, thoughtful, and practical spiritual care information and resources and support to the general public.
It’s been created by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™, a nonprofit health care organization that has been caring for the human spirit® since 1961. We help people faced with the distress of illness and suffering to find comfort and meaning. We’re a leader in providing compassionate spiritual care in hospitals, online, and elsewhere, and a leader in education and research. The Wall Street Journal (December 8, 2013) reports that the role of spirituality in health care is growing, as more people are recognizing that whole-person care encompasses spirit, mind, and body.
PS. If you represent a health care institution, you can cost-effectively extend the reach of your spiritual care coverage by licensing this website and branding it with your institution’s name and logo. Learn more here.
Also, you can improve care to overnight inpatients, the growing outpatient population and stressed staff through a chaplaincy call center. Learn more here.
Eric J. Hall
President & Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™