what does it mean to be chaplain to patients who are well? at the last place i worked, everyone had a serious illness. the place i’m working now, patients are pretty well. what does it mean to provide chaplain care in such a place? it is true that many patients say they are well, they don’t need a chaplain. some patients, however, are dealing with life issues that call out for additional support whether in hospital or any where else! how can i best identify patients who need chaplain support so that those who want and need emotional and spiritual support can get help they need? that’s what’s on my mind this morning.