Located at Soroka's Legacy Heritage Oncology Center & Dr. Larry Norton Institute
Why Pastoral Counseling?
Spiritual health is a vital part of a patient's profile and recovery. Research has determined that spiritual counseling addresses patients’ spiritual needs and is associated with results desired by any caregiver: a higher quality of life, less fear and anxiety, and a general feeling of peace. The presence of a chaplain or spiritual figure as amember of medical team provides for coordination in addressing spiritual needs, and it simultaneously enables the physician to focus on medical treatment.
- Develop and initiate pastoral service protocols
- Assess the effectiveness of spiritual intervention
- Establish a pastoral counseling service that can address the spiritual needs of the patients in the Negev and serve as a model in the field
"Our team's vision is to define the spiritual needs of cancer patients and tend to them in order to achieve the many benefits of spiritual health."
-Rabbi Benjamin Siris
Founder Pastoral Care Program, Soroka Medical Center
“Soroka is an amazing concentration of talents with a comprehensive cancer center thatgoes beyond the conventional medical treatment. I invite you to join us in supporting patients and their families through difficult times."
-Dr. Itzhak Avital
Executive Medical Director, Soroka's Cancer Center
There are currently no organized spiritual counseling programs in the Negev. Soroka Medical Center strives to lead the initiative on multicultural spiritual service while testing and pioneering cost effective and evidence-based intervention protocols.
Help us raise $100,000 to establish and pioneer this initiative