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    What Do Chaplains Do?
    Sutter Roseville Medical Center

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    The Chaplain Services Department performs a variety of duties to serve patients, families, and staff. The Department of Chaplain Services supports the hospital’s philosophy of total care by meeting the spiritual and, at times, the emotional needs of patients and families as they relate to the patient's medical condition. Chaplains provide initial spiritual screening and assessment, education concerning religious/cultural beliefs and other services.

    Chaplains may be called for:
    • encouragement and hope
    • help in finding meaning and purpose
    • help in feeling you are not alone
    • comfort
    • companionship and friendship
    • times of reconciliation
    • times of helplessness
    • help with creating a connection with the divine
    • the comfort of prayer
    • talking about the struggles of life
    • solace through sacred writings
    • making important decisions
    • help in facing ethical dilemmas
    • performing rituals
    • times of rejoicing and thanksgiving for life