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Hospital Chaplain

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Hospital chaplains are the clergy residing in hospitals. Chaplains in general have the qualification as pastors or preachers, and some of them even have the title of reverend. In addition to theological training, chaplains are also required to receive the professional training from Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). CPE is a professional pastoral training recognized by various Euro-American countries. It combines the fields of theology, healthcare, sociology and psychology. Through clinical practice, written reports, group dynamics as well as supervision and assessment etc., chaplains are able to attain personal and professional growth.


Apart from Christian hospitals, chaplains are employed and supervised under the chaplaincy committees formed by local churches which are the resource and partners of chaplains.