Pastoral Care Week & Spiritual Care Week
Pastoral Care Week, which runs from October 25th to 31st this year, provides an opportunity for the much deserved recognition and celebration of spiritual caregivers.’
The first Pastoral Care Week was held in October 1985 and has since grown beyond to international proportions. This celebration provides chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators, and providers an opportunity to share their story and to celebrate various ministries. Each year, a new theme highlights a certain aspect of spiritual care, and this year’s theme is ‘Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.
They say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words,’ and Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture encourages us to celebrate the work of chaplains and the integral part they play in patient care.