RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Health Care Industry: Pastoral Care vs. Chaplains Role



Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital

There is quite a distinction between the role of chaplains and pastoral care in the health care industry. Harding et al, claims that, “Pastoral care is taking action with the deliberate intent to work with the resiliency of the human soul…brings experience one has…resources to situations in which someone is spiritually and or emotionally vulnerable.” Pastors mostly serve in a church setting, administrative duties of rites and sends the elders of the church to visit someone in their homes if they’re sick or to visit a member at the hospital.

Chaplains have the authority to provide pastoral care as professionals in industries that most pastors lack the specialized training to understand the framework, such as in a healthcare setting.

Most healthcare organizations have chaplains on site or on call from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds in order to meet the needs of the patients on a short term basis. This is in contrast to pastoral care, where in most cases, they visit a member with continuous follow up after discharge.

Chaplains and pastoral care have similar roles in providing spiritual care, but chaplains who serve in the health care industry, are specialized, and are also part of the hospital  multi-disciplinary team. Their role is patient advocacy and to bring a focus to spiritual care issues.

A chaplain’s faith does not interfere with their service to hospital patients as they must treat all patients the same regardless of the individual’s religious affiliations. This extends to providing services to healthcare staff as well. For example, in times of hospital crisis or manmade disasters a chaplain might serve both the hospital staff as well as the patients.

In respect to pastoral care, the clergy already know their members and are able to have more continuity of care with their members, and to operate from their own theological standpoint.

Healthcare industries provide on-site chaplaincy training and expect their clergy’s to follow OSHA, HIPPA and other healthcare regulations. However, pastors are not required to do so as their primary place of profession is typically in a church setting. Pastoral care has their own set of ethics and policy based on theology, and regulated by denomination doctrines.

Chaplains are quite resourceful as they collaborate with faith-based community leaders, service providers and also provide the spiritual aspect of healing within the health care organization.

Brookhaven Hospital’s Renewal program depends on our team chaplains to provide the spiritual component of the healing process of mind, body and spirit provided in our treatment program.

Our next pastoral seminar is scheduled for October 13th, and will be a panel discussion on how to deal with violence in our community. This is a free seminar for pastors, chaplains and church personnel to attend with lunch provided. Please call 918-430-8350 to RSVP.

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