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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

Pastoral Care

Description:

St. Vincent's Medical Center Programs, Support, Events and ClassesSpiritual Care for Our Patients & Their Families

• Support Groups - Groups are held each month for perinatal loss
• Support Groups- for cancer survivors.
• Chaplain visits to patients and families
• Pastoral visitors and assistants program
• Spiritual Literature is available outside the chapel for patients and families.
• Soothing Music in chapel and available for hospice rooms
• Daily Communion  will be brought to all Catholics during the day
• Anointing
• Our intent is to anoint all Catholics once they are admitted
• Sabbath Candles are available for our patients of the Jewish tradition.
• These are at the request of Jewish patients and brought to the room on Friday evening and should be returned to Pastoral Care on Sunday morning.
• Contacting Parish, Church or Synagogue on patient request
• Advanced Directives -Advanced directives can help you, your family, friends and doctors understand and know your decisions regarding treatment if you become seriously ill. Your family members won't have to guess, and they won't have to make hard choices about your health care if you become so seriously ill that you cannot communicate your wishes. If you become too sick to make your own decisions about your medical care, your advanced directive will instruct your physicians and family members as to your wishes. With advanced directives you can appoint a Health Care Agent with whom you share your decisions.

Instructor:

Pastoral Care Coordinator

Contact:

Sister Arthur Marie Donnelly in Pastoral Care
203-576-5110

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