The FMDH Chaplain is there to listen when you feel vulnerable, confused or lonely. Chaplains are trained to be confidential and non-judgemental. Chaplains respect and understand various religions and cultures while providing spiritual support. Chaplains allow you to share, cry and talk with confidence, trust and comfort.
The FMDH Chaplain can offer:
Spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families
Support through a crisis or emergency
Spiritual assessment and care, according to individual beliefs, including notifying your pastor or church, if desired.
A listening ear and support to staff
Prayer and meditation and other religious services and sacraments
Assistance with end of life care and decisions
Grief and loss care for families
Help in connection with spiritual resources
Sharing joy over good news
The FMDH Spiritual Care Team is available to assit you with your spiritual care. The Spiritual Care Team's mission is to provide patients, families and staff with supportive spiritual care the will encourage healing and wholeness of life. Members of the team include the hospital chaplain, social services, nursing services and a representative from the office of helath information management/privacy.
The team want to help you understand the relationship of physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of health, illness and death. Among its many services, the team provides support through careful listening and demonstrating understanding of personal distress.
Services the Spriritual Care Team can offer:
Grief and loss care
Risk screening- identify individuals whose religious/spiritual conflicts may compromise recovery or satisfactory adjustment
Reconcilitaion of spiritual issues related to organ/tissue donation
Crisis intervention/critical incident stress debriefing
Communicaion with caregivers
Facilitation of staff communication
Conflict resolution among staff members, patients and family members
Referral to hospital and external resources
Assistance with decision making regarding affairs of the deceased
How do I contact the Chaplain and Spiritual Care Team?
You may ask any staff person at FMDH to assist you in arranging an appointment with the chaplain. If you would like to arrange the appointment yourself, please call (406) 228-3665.
All pastoral care services at FMDH are free of charge.