The Department of Chaplaincy Services of the Carilion Medical Center exists to support and enhance the faith of patients, their families and staff during times of illness, injury, suffering and death through a variety of pastoral care interventions which may include pastoral counseling, reflective listening, prayer and pastoral presence. In addition, the role of the Department of Chaplaincy Services includes working with staff to increase their understanding of the spiritual needs of patients and /or families.
- The personal dignity and worth of each person;
- Spirituality is an essential dimension of health, healing, and wholeness;
- Inclusive care that is respectful of diverse cultures, beliefs, and faith preference.