Clinical pastoral care

The diagnosis of cancer presents a profound life change and thus a strong psychological burden for many patients. Questions about life and meaning are often brought to the fore. In this difficult situation, those affected look for hope and consolation and wish for trusting discussions in a protected setting. Patients at NCT Heidelberg can turn to the pastoral care at Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) for help and will be offered a sympathetic ear for all matters that are on the minds of patients or their relatives. The patients' religious affiliation does not play a predominant role.

Services offered by Clinical pastoral care

  • Mental and spiritual support for patients and their relatives (conversations are subject to pastoral confidentiality)
  • Prayers, rituals, blessings, church services
  • Crisis intervention
  • On-call service - also at night, on weekends and holidays, available via the gynecological clinic's gate (Phone: +49 6221 56-7856)
  • Close interdisciplinary cooperation with the physicians, nursing staff and social service employees
  • Christian and Islamic pastoral care

Contact & Appointments

Evangelic Pastoral Care

Pastor Dr. Verena Mätzke
Phone: +49 6221 56-36546
E-mail: verena.maetzke@med.uni-heidelberg.de

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Catholic Pastoral Care

Pastoral speaker Dipl. Theol. Ulrich Bickhardt
Phone: +49 6221 56-36599
E-mail: Ulrich.Bickhardt@med.uni-heidelberg.de

» More about the Catholic Pastoral Care

Islamic Pastoral Care

Rachid Aboulfath (Focus on Arabic-German)
Phone: +49 6221 56-37473 / +49 152-54648493

Hülya Dogan (Focus on Turkish-German)
Phone: +49 152-54648499

» More about the Islamic Pastoral Care

Prayer room:
Kopfklinik Ebene 00 Zimmer 324
Neue Chirurgie Gebäude E/Ebene 2