Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

A chaplain will respect your dignity and privacy. We are caring listeners who have been trained to help with your special needs as a hospital patient and those of your family. Norman Regional’s chaplains work as part of the healthcare team so that your spiritual and medical needs are addressed.

When to Call a Chaplain

  • When you are anxious about your condition
  • When you are anticipating surgery
  • When you receive bad news
  • When you face difficult decisions
  • When you have a religious question
  • When you want someone to pray with you
  • When you want to receive communion
  • When you are struggling with the meaning of your illness
  • When you are grieving over a loss
  • When you are having trouble sorting out your feelings
  • At the end-of-life or other times of crisis

What to Expect from a Chaplain

  • Respect for an individual’s religious and spiritual beliefs
  • Confidentiality
  • Good listening skills
  • Support for the patient and their family
  • Religious services, sacraments and prayer
  • Information regarding medical ethics, Advance Directives, organ donation, life-support decisions and questions regarding care at end-of-life
  • Grief ministry in dealing with loss or death
  • Information on support groups for individuals and their loved ones