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Spiritual Care

About Spiritual Care

Best practice in 21st century healthcare attends to the whole person - the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of human living. When emotional and spiritual needs are addressed, service users and staff experience a greater sense of wellbeing in dealing with ill health.

Healthcare chaplains are employed as part of NHS Scotland's multi-discplinary teams.  They have a responsibility to attend to the existential and spiritual needs of all within healthcare communities including the specific religious and ritual needs of individuals, families and organisations.