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The University of Pennsylvania Health System has a proud heritage of education and service, and pastoral care has been an important part of its clinical healing mission. We invite you to follow the links below to find out more about the Department of Pastoral Care and Education.

For Patients and Families
CPE: Clinical Pastoral Education
Interest Group on Spirituality, Religion, and Health
For Hospital Staff  (including Diversity and Research Resources)
Links for Chaplains
Support Pastoral Care

 Penn Articles about Pastoral Care:
     "A Curious Student of Communication and Comfort" Penn Medicine Magazine (2020)
     "The Art and Importance of Pastoral Care" Penn Medicine News Blog (7/11/19)
     "Pastoral Care: A Presence at the Bedside, but So Much More" System News (12/28/17)
     "Meditation Helps Staff Relax" HUPdate (12/28/17)
     "Keeping the Faith" Penn Medicine News Blog (11/18/16)
     "Learning from Chaplains" Penn Medicine Magazine (Summer 2016)

Stained glass panels from the HUP Interfaith Chapel