Johnston Memorial Hospital Spiritual and Pastoral Care Services
A medical chaplain, as spiritual and pastoral care giver,
crosses institutional, economic, cultural and ecclesiastical boundaries
to present the God who demonstrates a desire for healing and wholeness
in life. Because they have access to the entire community, pastoral care givers are in a unique position to embody a harmonious healing environment for those being served.
Among other things, spiritual and pastoral care
demonstrates a dedication to human dignity, appreciation for individual
differences, a balance of acceptance and accountability, a dedication
to justice and mercy, and an incarnation of love and hope.