Why Hospitals Must Be Hospitable; Why Health Care Must Be Healing–And Why Chaplains Must Lead the Way

PlainViews December 16, 2015 Volume 12 No. 12 The words “hospital” and “hospitable” and the words “health” and healing” are obviouslyderived from the same roots. And yet, patient surveys repeatedly demonstrate that there is a significant disconnect between what goes on in a hospital and the idea of being hospitable, and between the modern health care system and any common...
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The Need to Be Seen

The Need to Be Seen by Karen Lieberman Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, USA Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling 2016, Vol. 70(1) 80–82 Abstract: When we recognize our common humanity, suspend judgment and embrace the intrinsic value and worth of every individual, we elevate those we serve, and we elevate ourselves. Whether or not we are able to offer cure,...
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Seeking and Accepting:U.S. Clergy Theological and Moral Perspectives Informing Decision Making at the End of Life

Justin J. Sanders, MD, MS, Vinca Chow, MD, Andrea C. Enzinger, MD, Tai-Chung Lam, MBBS, Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, PhD, Rebecca Quin ̃ones, MTS, Andrew Baccari, MDiv, Sarah Philbrick, BS, Gloria White-Hammond, MD, MDiv, John Peteet, MD, Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH, and Michael J. Balboni, PhD, ThM, MDiv ABSTRACT Background: People with serious illness frequently rely on religion/spirituality to cope...
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