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Spiritual, Religious and Emotional Support for patients and families

Spiritual Care Services provides spiritual, religious and emotional support for patients and families. Check our brochure for more details.

Our Vision

To work collaboratively with the health-care team and faith communities to provide exceptional spiritual support and compassionate care to our patients, their families and staff.

Our Mission

The Ottawa Hospital recognizes the importance of spiritual care in the healing process. As spiritual care professionals, we provide spiritual support and sanctuary through engaging persons in healing dialogue, therapeutic ritual and heartfelt presence, while respecting individual beliefs and values.

Our Values

At Spiritual Care, we are guided by the following six values:​​

We value empathic expression as essential to accompanying patients in their healing process and work with patients, families and staff to promote a spirit of peace, reconciliation and hope.

Commitment to Quality
We are committed to providing excellent spiritual and religious care that supports an ethical culture within the hospital consistent with nationally recognized standards of our profession.

We understand that the spiritual and religious needs of patients are best addressed when we work collaboratively with the patient, the family, the health-care team and the faith communities.

Respect for the Individual
We value an ethical approach in nourishing the human spirit by respecting the individual’s personal, spiritual and cultural beliefs within the context of a healing community.

Healing Community
We value the hospital as a spiritual and multi-faith healing community and are committed to supporting the ongoing humanization of the health-care experience.

Sacred Space
We value and promote the availability and accessibility of a designated sacred space for meditation, worship and prayer within the hospital.

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Last updated on: February 11th, 2022