Hospital Chaplains at UCSF

Hospital Chaplains at UCSF


What I really enjoy about this job is to do
it well, I must give my full attention. To me that is the best I have to offer anyone. I’m just curious as well to know how you’re feeling today? Well, honestly a little discouraged. It really sucks. Yes. One common concern that people have about hearing that a chaplain is available is that they think: “Do I have to be a Christian or do I have to be Jewish or Muslim or do I have to believe in anything to meet with a chaplain?” And the answer is
no. We say often that we’re here to support you in your spiritual path no matter what path you choose. Here at UCSF we have 30 chaplains who work in a variety of inpatient and outpatient
settings. Jun has a lot of experience as a healthcare chaplain. When he walks into a room, he has this gentleness to him that people respond to very naturally. Will brings training as a psychotherapist as well as training as a chaplain to his work. It takes a special kind of person to be able to reach out to children who are ill, seriously ill, and to their parents and their loved ones and to be a beacon of hope and of care and of comfort to them. Naomi, she brings all of her intelligence and all of her thoughtfulness and all of this insight. But at the same time what she also brings into the room is just this openness of heart. Everything that I witness tells me about what matters in life. There is so much beyond words that accompanying people offers me as a chaplain.

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