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Spiritual Resources

Spirituality is recognized as a factor that contributes to health in many persons. The concept of spirituality is found in all cultures and societies. It is expressed in an individual's search for ultimate meaning through participation in religion and/or belief in God, family, naturalism, rationalism, humanism and the arts. All these factors can influence how patients and health care professionals perceive health and illness and how they interact with one another.
(The Association of American Medical Colleges Medical School Objectives Report III, 1999)

NP |PA |Other medical staff |Nurse |Any employee or staff |Student |Post-Graduate Trainees |Teaching Faculty |Volunteers |

Spiritual Care

Chaplains, services, educational programs, Reiki (For staff or patients)



Hospice of CNY Grief Center

Expert resource at the end-of-life; provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education, and collaboration. 

Call 315-634-1100


Hope for Bereaved

Helps grieving children, teens and adults by providing support groups, workshops and at no charge

315-475-HOPE (4673)


Bereavement Support for Adults and Children

Call 800-395-5755



Clinician Peer Support Program of Central NY is a confidential, trained peer support from another institution in the region; No cost




MSSNY Peer Support (P2)

Medical Society of the State of NY provides limited, confidential peer support from a trained peer supporter in NY (Support, empathy and perspective)

844-P2P-PEER (844-727-7337)


NURSES Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN)

For individual nurses and NPs who are affected by an alcohol or drug related problem or related mental health problem. Staffed by RNs who understand the healthcare workplace and the psychological, professional and legal problems that nurses affected by addiction face

800-45-SPAN-1 (457-7261)



Peer RX Med

Buddy peer support system for physicians; your buddy is someone you know


Schwartz Rounds

A safe group discussion of a topic related to the emotional response of health care workers to challenging patients and situations. Several times per year, request invitation from Brigid Dunn, Spiritual Care, Schwartz Rounds coordinator


Mayo Wellbeing Index

Self-assessment tool with resources directed at major sources of stress https://app.mywellbeingindex.org/login. Invitation code: Upstate