Chaplains and Spiritual Care
Memorial Hermann recognizes that excellence
involves caring for the whole patient – the body, mind and spirit. Professional
chaplains are available at each hospital to offer both spiritual and emotional
support to cancer patients and their families.
As a professional resource, hospital chaplains
understand the needs and concerns of cancer patients and help them cope with
emotional and spiritual challenges. Chaplaincy services may include supporting patients
and families through listening compassionately, helping each identify spiritual
and emotional needs through counseling and conversation and accompanying them
through the healing process. The chaplain may offer conversation, scripture,
faith rituals and/or prayer and can help them find spiritual and religious
resources from their individual tradition as requested. Please notify the
nursing staff if you would like a visit from the chaplain.