Hamilton Health Sciences
Spiritual Care

When to call a Chaplain

  • To provide a religious/spiritual assessment of a patient
  • In response to a request from a patient or family member/friend
  • To provide support in a time of crisis
  • When a patient/family is struggling with impending surgery; prognosis or diagnosis; death and dying or significant loss
  • When a patient/family's spirit seems troubled
  • When a patient is separated from or has few visible supports
  • When you require any ritual or religious services
  • To connect with a community multi-faith leader
  • When a patient is close to death or has died 
  • When staff struggle with work place challenges
Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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