Policy Regarding Accepted CPE for NAJC Certification

Policy Regarding Accepted CPE for NAJC Certification Our goal is to ensure that candidates for NAJC Certification have successfully navigated rigorous, high-quality CPE programs that are accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accreditor in the field of clinical pastoral education. As ACPE is the only US Department of Education recognized accreditor of programs of clinical pastoral education centers...
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Progress Report #1 Strategic Partners for Spiritual Care

PROGRESS REPORT #1 STRATEGIC PARTNERS FOR SPIRITUAL CARE April 25, 2019 PARTIES INVOLVED Representatives from ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education (ACPE), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association Canadienne de soins spirituels (CASC/ACSS), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), and Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) (hereafter “the Associations”) met March 18-19, 2019 in...
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Memorandum of Understanding

STRATEGIC PARTNERS FOR SPIRITUAL CARE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING JUNE 20, 2018   PARTIES INVOLVED The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), and Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) (“the Associations”) met on Thursday, May 24, 2018 to...
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Daily Spiritual Experience Scale

The Daily Spiritual Experience Scale: Overview and Results Abstract : The Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (DSES) is a 16-item self-report measure designed to assess ordinary experiences of connection with the transcendent in daily life. It includes constructs such as awe, gratitude, mercy, sense of connection with the transcendent and compassionate love. It also includes measures of awareness of discernment/inspiration and...
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Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools

The Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools in Healthcare Abstract This article explores the history of spiritual assess- ment tools as a lens through which to consider the place of spirituality and religion in American healthcare. While precise definitions of spiritual assessment have evolved with the con- cept, the phrase generally refers to the process of evaluating someone’s spiritual needs and...
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Spiritual Assessment & Intervention Model

ABSTRACT Objective: Distinguishing the unique contributions and roles of chaplains as members of healthcare teams requires the fundamental step of articulating and critically evaluating conceptual models that guide practice. However, there is a paucity of well-described spiritual assessment models. Even fewer of the extant models prescribe interventions and describe desired outcomes corresponding to spiritual assessments. Method: This article describes the...
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Spiritual Assessment Tool

The spiritual distress assessment tool: an instrument to assess spiritual distress in hospitalised elderly persons. Background Although spirituality is usually considered a positive resource for coping with illness, spiritual distress may have a negative influence on health outcomes. Tools are needed to identify spiritual distress in clinical practice and subsequently address identified needs. This study describes the first steps in...
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Judaism & Hospice

Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers. What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care. This post is part of a series sponsored by and developed in partnership with MJHS Health System and UJA-Federation of New York to raise awareness and facilitate conversations about end of life care in a Jewish context. Full Article Here
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Book Suggestion: The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service): Honoring Their Memory, Comforting Their Survivors

The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service) 2017, edited by Melinda Moore and Daniel A. Roberts. The editors say, “This book is designed to assist clergy, chaplains, and other faith leaders as they develop sermons and homilies for a funeral service. …Those who plan and lead a funeral service may enable family and friends to understand and participate intentionally in their grief process.” ...
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