About Spiritual Care

We have conversations with people – often when they're at their most vulnerable. Spiritual care professionals work with patients, their families and the staff who care for them and who are affected by a crisis. Many patient care areas have a designated spiritual care professional as part of the health care team.

That's because health care involves the whole person – mind, body and spirit. In times of illness, trauma and loss, people often require more than physical care to help them cope, and spirituality is that part of each of us that seeks to find meaning and purpose in our lives. Many people find their spirituality helps them maintain well-being and provides support in the midst of significant transitions in life.

We understand that spiritual expression can take many forms, and we strive to support them all: interpersonal relationships, ties to the community, artistic creation, religious practice, connection to nature and much more. We also respect the spiritual dimension of all persons regardless of race, colour, culture, belief system, ability, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We offer:

  • Encouragement and solace
  • Support for loss and grief
  • One-on-one visits
  • Opportunities for prayer, meditation and reflection
  • Facilitation of religious and spiritual rituals when requested


UHN is a workplace where you will enjoy the unique challenges of your chosen field, create and engage in best practices, and you will be at the heart of facilities bringing the world new health care innovations.

Find out more at UHN Careers.
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