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Mission of the Department of Pastoral Care & Education

The mission of the Department of Pastoral Care & Education is to contribute a religious/spiritual dimension to the research, education, and patient care mission of Penn Medicine. The Department, as a whole, develops and implements programs to provide:

  • PASTORAL CARE for patients, families, and staff;

  • PASTORAL EDUCATION and other value-based education offered to clergy, qualified lay persons, and interested Hospital personnel and volunteers;

  • SPIRITUALITY RESEARCH programs, undertaken in an interdisciplinary context; and

  • PARTNERSHIPS developed with the surrounding INTERFAITH COMMUNITY, to strengthen the wholeness and well-being of our community.
See also the Mission and Vision of Penn Medicine.