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Hôpital

Pastoral counselling in hospitals entails helping people mentally and spiritually in their time of need. It is carried out with respect to each patient’s conviction. Practical pastoral care in hospitals is implemented by hospital chaplains with special training. They are there for the patients, the relatives and the personnel. The work of the hospital chaplains entails personal discussions, being present and listening. A characteristic feature of pastoral care in hospitals is that the work is part of two systems, the Church and public health care. However, the Church provides for the cost of hospital chaplains.

Updated by Tommi Heino
24 mai 2017