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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Staff and Family guide after death of an Orthodox Jewish patient

North Shore University Hospital is dedicated to accommodating patient/family wishes regarding the ritual treatment of a patient from the moment of death until removal from the facility, as consistent with applicable civil laws and regulations. Patients/families are encouraged to make known specific concerns/requests in advance so that these can be documented in the chart or anticipated (as appropriate). Recognizing the importance that...
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