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National VA Chaplain Services
VA Chaplain Service is a vital part of the VA Medical Center, dedicated to providing the highest quality pastoral care to the veteran.Chaplains are on call 24/7. The mission of Chaplain Service is to provide spiritual/religious care to all Veterans and their family members.
VA Chaplains provide complete religious ministry to veteran patients in accordance with their needs and desires. They address religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical problems of patients, ministering to newly admitted, pre- and post-operative patients, the critically ill, and the families concerned.
Mission of the National VA Chaplain Service
The Mission of the National VA Chaplain Service: is to empower Department of Veterans Affairs Chaplains in the achievement of excellence in meeting the Spiritual Healthcare needs of Veterans.
VA Chaplains Play A Key Role in Providing Spiritual and Comprehensive Care
Chaplain Supportive Spiritual Care
Grief and loss care
Risk Screening to identify factors that may affect your recovery
Facilitation of spiritual issues related to tissue/organ donation
Communication with your caregivers
Facilitation of staff communication
Conflict resolution among staff members, patients, and family members
Referral and linkage to internal and external resources
Assistance with decision making and communication
Staff and Family Support
Chaplains are Members of the Patient Care Team
Participate in Medical Rounds and Patient Care Conferences
Participate in Interdisciplinary Education
Chart spiritual care interventions in medical charts
Spiritual and Religious Services
Our chaplains help patients and family members through outpatient treatment, hospital stays, and extended care. If needed, they will contact your personal clergy or spiritual care provider in the community. Our chaplains are clinical pastoral care specialists who provide religious and non-religious people with services such as: