The Critical Role of Spirituality in Patient Experience

By: Jason A. Wolf, PhD President The Beryl Institute Stacy Palmer Vice President, Strategy and Member Experience The Beryl Institute Published in collaboration with HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM. Special Guest Commentary from: Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB Director, Health Services Research and Quality HealthCare Chaplaincy Network(TM) ” The paper captures the thoughtful voices of individuals across the spectrum of chaplaincy and...
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Consent for Spiritual Care in Pediatric Hospitals

By Karen Lieberman, JD, MSJS, BCC, is a staff chaplain at Children’sHospital of Wisconsin. She has worked in health care chaplaincy in both adult and pediatric settings and is especially interested in the intersection of law, medicine, ethics, and spirituality. She is board certified by Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains and the Spiritual Care Association. “Jenny, a 16-year-old A-student, varsity...
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The Chaplain as an Authentic and an Ethical Presence

The Chaplain as an Authentic and an Ethical Presence The three authors of this article collaborated on these concepts for several years. Some of the material from this article appeared in a different form within a four-hour pre-Conference intensive workshop at the annual meeting of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), April 2007, Burlingame,California. The workshop was titled “Remaining Authentic...
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Bridging with the Sacred: Reflections of an MD Chaplain

By Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein, MD The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center; Spiritual Care Service, Stanford Hospital & Clinics; and Center for Education and Research in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA. Life has a curious way of growing us beyond what we can imagine. After 19 years as an emer- gency...
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Chaplains and Access to Medical Records

This study was initiated by a Pastoral Care Department of a large academic medical center in order to establish hospital chaplaincy policies and procedures. Four basic questions were asked about professional hospital chaplains and record keeping. The results of the survey show that the standard of practice is that chaplains across the medical record, enter notes in the record, have...
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