Pastoral Services

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  • Pastoral Services

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center recognizes the rights of patients, their families and staff to pastoral and spiritual services. Spirituality can be an important element in overall well-being and in dealing with illness or injury.

    Chaplains with the Department of Pastoral Services are trained to minister to all persons, regardless of denominational or religious tradition.

    What we do

    Chaplains can provide for patients, families, staff and UMMC students:

    • Pastoral/Spiritual care and counseling
    • Exploration of issues regarding meaning and purpose
    • Sacraments, religious rites and rituals
    • Prayer
    • Religious literature
    • End-of-life and grief care and support
    • Education regarding spirituality, religion and health
    • Education to staff regarding ethics and cultural and religious diversity