Alberta Health Services

Calgary Zone - Spiritual Care Services


Description
Clinically and theologically trained spiritual care providers (chaplains) support spiritual health needs for those with any or no religious affiliation.

This Service Provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families and staff as an integral part of the multidisciplinary care team that works within the health care system to assess and address spiritual care needs, which may include:

  • spiritual assessment and intervention
  • facilitating rituals and sacraments (e.g. sweet-grass, sacrament of the sick)
  • decision-making support and supportive care for patient and family at end-of-life
  • collaboration with religious leaders at patient's and / or family's request
  • serving as a resource to care team on topics such as communication, religious and cultural awareness, grief and bereavement, compassion fatigue, and spiritual needs assessment
  • daily 24-hour (on-call) coverage at most acute care centres

Chaplains adhere to professional standards of practice for spiritual care delivery.

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Key Provider: certified spiritual care providers, chaplains
Eligibility
No
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Please call the hospital switchboard for further information.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
403-943-4585
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Lifts
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
March 13, 2018
Address
Peter Lougheed Centre; 3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J4

This facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM