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With commitment to interfaith ministry and the professional practice of chaplaincy care, the Association of Professional ChaplainsTM serves chaplains in all types of health and human service settings. Our more than 5,000 member chaplains and affiliates are involved in chaplaincy care of all persons, respecting their diverse cultures, identities, abilities and beliefs. As a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) professional association, APCTM advocates for quality chaplaincy care of all persons in health care facilities, correctional institutions, long-term care units, rehabilitation centers, hospice, the military and other specialized settings.



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To fulfill our mission to promote quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to our members, APCTM demonstrates commitment to the following:

 


 

 


Chaplaincy Care



Promote the chaplaincy care of persons as an essential dimension of total care and services provided by public and private institutions and organizations.




 






Standards for Professional Competency


Cultivate a high standard of excellence in chaplaincy care by establishing standards for professional competency; and by encouraging the continuing education and support of chaplains providing chaplaincy care in specialized settings.




 







Public Advocacy


Serve as an interfaith and professional voice advocating spiritual values on behalf of the chaplaincy community in international, national, state and local health and human welfare programs and services.




 







Collegiality


Promote the professional collegiality of chaplains by providing support services, publications, communications, consultations, peer review and continuing education.





 







Outreach


Develop and nurture relationships with other professional disciplines and associations, faith groups and public agencies toward the promotion of professional chaplaincy
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