These are but a sampling from world spiritual traditions. They represent the some of the ways that humanity has symbolized encounters with the Holy throughout history. In choosing students who will minister to our patients, we strive for diversity of religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and temperament. Clinical Pastoral Education is multi-faith and teaches ministerial professionals to experience difference with curiosity and respect. Pastoral care students and ministers of all faiths are supervised as they engage with persons from all faith traditions who are in crisis. Out of the intense involvement with persons in need, and through feedback from peers and supervisors, students develop awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those whose ways differ from their own. CPE students reflect on the human condition through theological exploration, personality theorizing and live encounters with patients, families and staff members.
The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is located located next to the lobby inside the Main Entrance of St. Mark’s Hospital. Two regularly scheduled worship services are held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd each week. Holy Communion is served on Wednesdays at 11 am; LDS Sacrament Meeting is held on Sundays at 1pm. Both services are open to all who want to attend. While the Chapel of the Good Shepherd is rooted in the Christian tradition, it is a multi-faith sacred space where all are welcome to seek sanctuary and solace.
Spiritual and Emotional Support
Chaplains address the spiritual and emotional dimensions of suffering by providing a listening ear, a non-anxious spiritual presence and profound respect for story. Chaplains provide spiritual care to people of all faiths and people of no faith. Their goal is to support each patient with spiritual resources appropriate to the individual. Clinical pastoral education helps spiritual care-givers provide a safe, competent, culturally sensitive sanctuary; a spiritual presence that willingly explores the various emotional and spiritual crises that individuals and families experience.
When patients and families find themselves in the midst of an unexpected crisis, chaplains are called on to provide spiritual and emotional support. While the medical staff work with a patient, chaplains facilitate communication between medical staff and families, answer questions and provide knowledgeable and compassion companionship. Chaplains are clinically trained to be a non-anxious, non-judgmental presence for all involved in crisis situations.
Faith traditions all rely on different resources for guidance, devotion and understanding. The Spiritual Care Center at St. Mark’s Hospital supports these faith traditions by having a wide variety of spiritual resources available for patients, families and staff members. Please call the main telephone number of St. Mark’s Hospital @ 801.268.7111 and ask to have a chaplain paged if you need spiritual resources of any kind.
The chaplains of the Spiritual Care Center at St. Mark’s Hospital are trained to assist patients, families and staff members with the following Advance Directives: Utah Healthcare Advance Directive, Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, Medical Treatment Plan. You may either call the hospital’s main number (801.268.7111) and have a chaplain paged or just tell your nurse that you want help with Advance Directives.
Pastoral Care Center at St. Mark’s Hospital
1220 East 3900 South CMOB #3B
Salt Lake City UT 84124