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:
See also the Mission and Vision of Penn Medicine.
- 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.