In-Hospital Healing Services in San Francisco
Compassionate Care at the Bedside
Whether you are at California Pacific Medical Center for a few days or longer, we are here to help you. Our practitioners provide you and your loved ones with a supportive and caring experience during your stay with us. Please speak to your nurse about how these complimentary services can support your healing process, and whether the services are available on your nursing unit. Healing Harp | Spiritual Care | Health Information Packet
The harp has been used as a therapeutic instrument for thousands of years helping patients create an opening for healing in the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Specific harp playing techniques geared toward individual patients have been shown to reduce pain, lower blood pressure, regulate breathing, relieve depression and anxiety, stimulate the immune system, and provide spiritual comfort.
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The challenge of illness can be frightening, but it can also become a vehicle of profound healing and awakening - physically, emotionally and spiritually. We are here for you, whether to hold your hand or celebrate your healing. Our chaplains are trained to compassionately attend to your spiritual and emotional needs as well as those of your loved ones. We offer care and support for people of all religious affiliations as well as those who follow no faith tradition. We can also connect you with a member of your faith community. Our spiritual care team is comprised of staff chaplains, and Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) yearlong residents and part-time interns. For more information about our CPE programs please see our webpage.
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"Thank you for the services you offer. All the fine people who came to see me, were fantastic. When I was getting ready for this surgery I convinced myself I would make it through even though I was 4 hours away from my nearest family. I was brave but unaware. On the first day after surgery I was craving human presence other than those of the nurses and doctors. I needed someone to confront and reassure me. That's when all you wonderful people came to me rescue. Thank you a million times for your supportive and reassuring presence."