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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Relationship Between Chaplain Visits and Patient Satisfaction

DEBORAH B. MARIN, and VANSHDEEP SHARMA Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA EUGENE SOSUNOV Office for Excellence in Patient Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, USA NATALIA EGOROVA Department of Health Evidence and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA RAFAEL GOLDSTEIN Department...
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Protecting the Soul of Spiritual Care

Article published in PlainViews May 18, 2016 Volume 13 No. 5 For the last several years, thoughtful experts in our field have been calling for more research to validate standards of practice and document chaplaincy outcomes. In a 2012 COMISS Network Forum address, former HealthCare Chaplaincy President and CEO Walter J. Smith opined: Without a credible body of research to...
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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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