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The Chaplain spends
the major share of his/her time visiting patients and, for those who
desire it, giving pastoral care to them and their relatives. This
includes sacramental ministry, care for the terminally ill, bereavement
care, and funeral arrangements. The majority of patients have a
religious affiliation and faith other than Christian, and their faith,
beliefs and their religious identity respected and they are ministered
to with sensitivity. Most are happy for the pastoral care ministry, but
the individual's wishes are always accepted.
The Hospital is also a place where we are
confronted with the realities of life and death. The loss of our dear ones is a
traumatic experience and many of us may find the shock difficult to reckon with.
The family often discovers their inadequacy in such situations. We may look for
support and solidarity during such a time. Given such a state of grief and loss
we often seek comfort and strength. It may be helpful to obtain help from
others. In such circumstances the Chaplains of our department are of great
It is not a pleasing experience to be a patient, and the hospital can be a very
lonely place. There is a lot of anxiety, fear and stress accompanying illness.
Often it is not possible to share our anxieties and worries with the busy
doctors and nurses. Perhaps, you wish to speak to someone on your personal
feelings and concerns, worry or anxiety. Counseling services are an integral
part of the services we provide for our patients and their relatives. If you
want to talk to some one confidently about your feelings do ask one of our team
members to be available for you.
The entire team of the Fellowship
Department visits the sensitive areas where relatives of patients wait including
OPD waiting areas and prays along with them every morning from 9 am to 10 am.
All the names of the patients are received and prayed aloud.
Special visits and pastoral care is given every evening on week days to patients
undergoing surgery the following day.
The Fellowship Department team along with
volunteers, visit different wards every Sunday afternoon. All the relatives
present inside the ward are summoned and the team leads a song, shares the
message of the song and prays for the patients whose names are read out.
Different wards and areas to visit have been assigned to each Chaplain who is
qualified and specially trained. They make regular visits to each patient spend
quality time at their bedside and provide comfort, encouragement and spiritual
support to patients as well as their relatives.
Different wards and areas to visit have been
assigned to each Chaplain who is qualified and specially trained. They make
regular visits to each patient spend quality time at their bedside and provide
comfort, encouragement and spiritual support to patients as well as their
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While you are admitted in our hospital you may be able to spend time reading and
may be looking for suitable reading materials. There are leaflets set aside in
the racks in various sections of the hospital, which you may pick up for your
perusal. They contain words of comfort, and reassurance about the presence of
God in the midst of your pain
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