Care for Body, Mind, Spirit
Is the whole equal to the sum of its parts? At Dignity Health, we believe caring for the whole person—and realizing whole health—is best achieved by providing for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of every patient we see. We don’t define health as simply an absence of disease.
Our holistic approach to medicine means treating each individual with the type of care they need when they need it, including the invaluable support of palliative, spiritual, and chronic care. Caring for the mind, the body, and the spirit is an integration of faith and wellness that helps us keep you happy, healthy, and whole.
Many Dignity Health hospitals offer chronic disease management programs and disease-specific discharge education for our patients, resulting in significant and measurable progress in long-term health and quality of life.
Clinical Pastoral Education Program
Dignity Health is committed to the mission of healing and learning and therefore supports the program of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in accordance with the Standards of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing chronic and life-threatening illness by preventing and relieving suffering. Its hallmarks are early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual symptoms.
Healthy spirit, healthy body. At Dignity Health, we incorporate them both into our standards of care and provide resources to help individuals and families draw upon their religious traditions, faith, or spirituality in facing difficult or crisis situations.