Being admitted in the hospital can produce a lot of anxiety. You could feel overwhelmed being away from the security of home and feeling unwell while awaiting a surgical procedure or the results of tests.
Perhaps you are caring for a loved one while hospitalized and find yourself watching and waiting with them, not knowing what to think or feel…
In times like this is when you can draw from your own ‘spiritual’ resources, those things that provide meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging. For some people, the ‘spiritual’ is expressed through formal religious beliefs and practices. For others, it is expressed through informal beliefs and practices, often connected to meaning drawn from culture, relationships and life experiences. Our chaplains are always ready to assist in these challenging times.
Our chaplains provide confidential emotional and spiritual support during illness, surgery, and hospitalization. You do not have to be ‘religious’ to talk to a chaplain. We are committed to caring for everyone wherever they might be coming from – and to respecting people of every age, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation and culture.
If you are a relative or friend of a hospitalized patient and are in need of emotional and spiritual support, feel free to contact the pastoral care team.
The chaplain can provide prayer and arrange for anointing.
Pastoral care also provides support for staff and volunteers of La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital.