Items Tagged ‘spiritual care’

Blessing of Hands

June 27, 2019

Blessing of Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are trying to do a blessing onto those who are being a blessing to our patients,”says Roland Perkins, a chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are doing a blessing of the hands for Nurses Week. I tailor a blessing towards what people were doing or what their specialty is. I want the […]

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Tags: chaplain, nurses, nurses week, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Blessing Surgeons Hands

June 23, 2019

Blessing Surgeons Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m happy to have my hands blessed,” says Dr. Bert Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “I saw someone standing by the door who didn’t appear to be doing anything other than holding the door open. I asked why she was doing that. She said, ‘I’m holding the door open because […]

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Tags: Dr. Bert Thomas, orthopedic surgeon, Santa Monica, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center


November 8, 2018

Volunteer, keep busy and take naps!

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

With 25 years of volunteering under his belt, 93-year-old Norm Serra calls himself a “professional volunteer” – and understandably so.  Two days a week, he volunteers for different UCLA Health departments, including its Spiritual Care office and UCLA Health 50-Plus program.  On other days, you will find him delivering for Meals-on-Wheels or at the Corpus […]

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Tags: spiritual care, UCLA Health 50-Plus, volunteer


Hospitalized this holiday season? It’s okay to feel sad

December 11, 2017

Hospitalized this holiday season? It’s okay to feel sad

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

No one wants to be hospitalized, especially during the holidays. Separation from family and friends and missing out on traditional activities such as shopping for gifts, baking special treats and attending celebrations and religious events can make a patient feel sad. “It’s not uncommon for people to have the blues around the holiday season and […]

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Tags: blues, coping, coping mechanisms, Holiday blues, hospitalization, Rev. Karen Schnell, sadness, spiritual care


Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

June 7, 2016

Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

By uclahealth uclahealth

In 2014, UCLA’s departments of palliative care, spiritual care, social work and volunteer services worked together to create the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. Two years after its launch, the program’s collaborative origins have served as the foundation of its continual growth and expansion. “The program’s collaborative elements have been the driving force behind […]

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Tags: No One Dies Alone program, NODA, palliative care, People-Animal Connection, social work, spiritual care, volunteer, volunteer services