The chaplain offers spiritual and/or religious help to patients, families and staff. The chaplain understands an individual's beliefs and values.
The chaplain leads group activities to help patients embrace his/her beliefs and values that are important to them. The goal of these services is to help a patient feel comfortable in talking about and sharing his/her religious and spiritual beliefs with other patients, staff, and as an individual.
A big part of what the chaplain works with patients on is dealing with loss. A loss could be a change in the family, or the loss of a friend of pet. The chaplain holds grief groups to help patients heal from the loss.