The Pastoral Care Department at UAMS provides pastoral and emotional support to patients, and their loved ones as they deal with the difficult issues surrounding a hospitalization.
Our care begins by recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual and a commitment to treat each of our patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion.
We respect the faith traditions of our patients and, when requested, our staff will contact a patient’s pastor or representative of their faith community.
We recognize that our patients have their own family traditions, come from different cultural backgrounds, and have their own unique ways of expressing what gives their life meaning. Our chaplains respect these differences and seek to provide the kind of religious support each patient needs as an individual.
A Chaplain is available 24 hours a day to assist patients and their loved ones.
Susan McDougal, M.S., BCCC
Diplomate in Clinical Pastoral Supervision
Director of Pastoral care & Clinical Pastoral Education
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences