Pastoral Visitors Training Program:
This six session training program is for those interested in pastoral visitation in healthcare settings.
This course will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30 pm, commencing November 12th, concluding December 17th.
All sessions will be held at the Waterford Site Pastoral Care office, EB 314.
Those interested may call 777 3545 or email
Also please contact the Eastern Health denominational chaplain of your faith group for a referral to this program. This contact may be made through Debbie Oakley by calling 777 6959 or by email. email@example.com.
This program includes a departmental orientation, an introduction to pastoral visiting skills, an introduction to ethical issues relevant to pastoral practice as well as current issues in healthcare chaplaincy including client centered and whole person approaches to spiritual assessment, grief and bereavement, forgiveness, ritual care, sacraments and worship. These skills may be focussed on cancer care, palliative care, mental health and addictions, acute care, dialysis, child and women’s health and so on.
A signed certificate of completion is offered to participants completing all seven sessions.
This course provides those interested with an opportunity to learn and grow with others in an awareness of healthcare ministry and its many facets as well as discern and assess one’s readiness for this work.
There is no fee attached and texts are loaned to participants to be returned upon completion of the course and before receiving the certificate of completion. There will be a variety of presenters and resources to enrich these areas of learning and discernment.
This is an opportunity to enrich your own life and the lives of all you love and serve.