Pastoral Needs of the Catholic Patient

Advice for clinicians, carers and patients on meeting the spiritual needs of Catholic patients.

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Caring in healthcare has been defined as a moral imperative or ideal and involves being person-centred, protective, anticipatory, physically comforting and go beyond routine care of the patient.

As healthcare practitioners there is a moral obligation to ensure that the physiological, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient are met. Catholic patients will want their spiritual needs met through the assistance of a priest.

This booklet – Meeting the Pastoral Needs of Catholic Patients – was produced to assist healthcare practitioners in deciding what to do when a Catholic patient requests a Catholic chaplain.

You can download it here:

Meeting the Pastoral Needs of Catholic Patients