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​Spiritual Care

 

For Immediate Support

Dial "0" on any RVH phone to contact
Locating and ask for spiritual care.

Manager: Rev. Dr. Dwight Biggs
Email: biggsd@rvh.on.ca
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42438

Location:
201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 6M2
Level 1 - From the Atrium (Orange) elevators turns left. Spiritual care is located across from the Fracture Clinic.

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

We offer to patients and family:

Supportive conversations offering emotional and spiritual support

Opportunities for prayer, meditation, or religious ritual (including communion, smudging)

• Access to spiritual resources (i.e. bibles, rosaries, prayer shawls, cedar)

Opportunity for spiritual reflection in a group setting:

    • Nurturing Your Spirit Group each Tuesday on the Mental Health Unit

    • Worship Service each Wednesday at 1400 on the Specialized Seniors Care Inpatient Care unit

    • Coping with Loss (as offered) in the Cancer Care Centre

We offer to RVH staff and to faith leaders

• Opportunities to debrief following critical incidents

• Annual service of remembrance for staff, physicians and volunteers

• Faith Leader Orientations for offering spiritual care at RVH

• Education and training in spiritual care (including Clinical Pastoral Education)


Our Multi-Faith Chapel

If you are looking for a quiet space, the multi-faith chapel is always open.
Located on the lower level of RVH off the Food Court. 

About Spiritual Care at RVH

  • Spirituality is that part in each of us that seeks to find meaning and purpose in our lives. Spiritual Care connects us with the things that matter deeply; that which strengthens us, helps us cope, gives us hope.
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  • You don't have to be religious to benefit from spiritual care. We strive to support all types of spiritual expression; connection to one another, with the Divine, or nature; religious practice and rituals; music, literature and art. (1)
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  • Our spiritual care professionals will help you express your feelings and concerns in a way that honours your values and beliefs.

 

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral (CPE) is an experiential learning course designed to teach the theory and practice of spiritual caregiving. Learning occurs in a small group setting with a qualified supervisor. This dynamic and integrative education model is offered twice a year (a full-time intensive in the spring and an extended course in the fall and winter). It is designed for both those pursuing a career in spiritual care and for healthcare professionals committed to the spiritual aspect of health.

 

For more information: biggsd@rvh.on.ca

 

 

  1. (1)Adapted from the Spiritual Care Department of University Health Network