Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Resources

New! Spiritual Care and Healing Apps

The CHA Pastoral Care Advisory Committee is pleased to offer a list of mobile apps to assist in the pastoral and spiritual care of patients, their families and health ministry associates.

View the list to download in your app store




Pastoral Care Week Oct. 22-28

Pastoral Care Week gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds and types to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide. CHA is pleased to provide resources for use during this week, including:

Additional resources are available through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.


Recommended Reading

  • Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care , Christina Puchalski , MD, and Betty Ferrell, RN, Ph.D.Templeton Press, 2010.
  • Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook, Edited by Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, MHL, BCJC. Skylight Path Publishing, 2012.
  • Oxford Textbook of Spirituality and Healthcare, Edited by Mark Cobb, Christina M. Puchalski , MD, and Bruce Rumbold. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy, Edited by George Iitchett and Steve Nolan. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.