Department planning – sample strategic plan with goals/objectives
The Impact of Professional Spiritual Care has been co-authored and co-published by the five associations* to provide you the most current expressions of and research on the profession of chaplaincy and spiritual care in the United States and Canada in a very accessible and readable format so that you can utilize the materials for yourself, and for your staffs, associates, and executives to explain and advocate for our profession.
Department Structure (further resources)
Beginning a spiritual care program
- The best place to begin is by going to the COMISS Network website and its Commission for Accreditation of Pastoral Services where you will find the COMISS Network CCAPS Standards for Accreditation of Pastoral Services. These provide the basis for developing a program.
Standards of Practice for Board-certified chaplains
- Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) with the affirmation of the other organizational partners developed in 2009 Standards of Practice (SOP) for Professional Chaplains in Acute Care settings, then added SOP’s for Long Term Care and Palliative Care.
- Most recently in 2015 APC revised these SOP’s, including adding SOP’s for technology and business acumen.
Preparation and Use of Volunteers in Pastoral Care Settings (Summary of NACC member responses to survey regarding preparation and use of volunteers in pastoral care settings)
Eucharistic Minister Training (source: Holy Family Hospital)