Introduction to Pastoral Care | Health Care | Online Courses


Course Description: This course provides a foundational understanding of pastoral care principles and practices. Participants will learn about the role of pastoral care providers, essential skills, and ethical considerations in offering spiritual support to patients and their families.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of pastoral care.
  2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of pastoral care providers.
  3. Apply ethical principles in pastoral care practice.
  4. Develop essential skills for providing spiritual support.
  5. Enhance the overall effectiveness of pastoral care services.


  1. Identify key principles and values of pastoral care.
  2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of pastoral care providers.
  3. Apply ethical principles in pastoral care practice.
  4. Develop skills in active listening and empathy.
  5. Monitor and evaluate pastoral care practices.
  6. Address common challenges in pastoral care.
  7. Educate patients and families about pastoral care services.
  8. Collaborate with healthcare teams to provide comprehensive support.
  9. Ensure compliance with pastoral care guidelines and standards.
  10. Review case studies to apply pastoral care techniques in real-world settings.


  1. Introduction to Pastoral Care
  2. Principles and Values of Pastoral Care
  3. Roles and Responsibilities of Pastoral Care Providers
  4. Ethical Principles in Pastoral Care Practice
  5. Active Listening and Empathy in Pastoral Care
  6. Monitoring and Evaluating Pastoral Care Practices
  7. Addressing Challenges in Pastoral Care
  8. Patient and Family Education on Pastoral Care Services
  9. Collaboration with Healthcare Teams

Case Studies and Practical Applications


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