Call the Chaplain

Hospital-based pastoral care is a privileged yet complex area of ministry.

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Author: Kate McClelland

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781848256361

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Hospital-based pastoral care is a privileged yet complex area of ministry. It involves spiritual journeying to the heights and depths of human experience, often in brief and transient pastoral encounters. Illness and fear lay bare life’s realities and there is often need for reconciliation as well as healing. Chaplains, visiting clergy and the growing number of lay volunteers need to be able to interpret pained silences or body language – and often in a matter of minutes. This warm-hearted and practical handbook explores the pastoral sensitivities surrounding patient encounters and the challenges of current socio-political pressures. Through stories and examples it explores key biblical themes of love, loss, hope, grace and forgiveness, and worldly themes of dignity, discrimination, identity and choice. It explores the essential skills needed for this kind of ministry: the importance of ritual, difficult pastoral tasks, deflecting anger, caring for the carers, working in multi-faith contexts and more. It also provides a useful section of prayers, readings and other resources for a wide range of pastoral needs.

Chaplains In Gray The Confederate Chaplain s Story

The hospitals would be full already. No ambulances and no surgeons could be on hand to care for the dying. They lay in the cold boxcars, entirely in the ...

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Author: Charles Frank Pitts

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786255938

Category: History

Page: 177

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ONE of the oddities of history is that men of peace have never been known to stay out of a fight! There yet remains to be told the story of the chaplains to the men in gray who fought through the bitter years of 1861-1865. Men of war, they stood for him who is called the Prince of peace. In considering the chaplains in the Army of the Confederate States, we are brought face to face with the most amazing display of spiritual power ever witnessed among fighting men on the American continent. We are made aware of the effectiveness of their unique approach to the religious needs of men in uniform. We find tangible proof of the tremendous contribution which religious faith makes to military efficiency. We see the startling results of close co-operation between officers of the line and their spiritual leaders. In the ranks of the Southern armies there appeared a spiritual hunger that could only be assuaged by the uncompromised preaching of the cross. In the valley of the shadow, men of God, loyal to their native states, by precept and example wrote their names among Dixie’s men of valor. These chaplains have a message peculiarly fitted for us today—a message of optimism and encouragement.

Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty first Century

Issues of faith and spirituality have been resurgent in the UK since the opening of the twenty-first century. This book charts the impact of shifting attitudes towards spirituality through the experiences of health care chaplains.

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Author: Christopher Swift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317121176

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Issues of faith and spirituality have been resurgent in the UK since the opening of the twenty-first century. This book charts the impact of shifting attitudes towards spirituality through the experiences of health care chaplains. Rooted in a new and challenging interpretation of the chaplain's work in the past, the book moves on to describe a current crisis in the nature of spiritual care. Using the tools of practical theology to analyze these experiences, fundamental problems are identified for chaplains as they work within the culture of 'evidence based practice'. As the National Health Service struggles to balance its books in the face of national economic uncertainty, chaplains will continue to come under increasing levels of scrutiny. Some chaplains have faced the prospect of redundancy or cuts to their budgets, while a growing number of NHS Trusts no longer offer chaplaincy to patients out of hours. In this context the nature of chaplaincy itself has come into question, and rival models of the profession have emerged. Is chaplaincy a new and distinct profession within health care, based on evidence and available to all? Or is it State-funded religious activity, theoretically open to all but in practice utilized chiefly by the faithful few? In responding to these questions the book concludes with a vision of how chaplaincy can both maintain its integrity - and be a valued part of twenty-first century health care.

Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty first Century

be a figure within the hospital, he is also the custodian of various ... and this connects the chaplain and the traditional chapel to religious history; ...

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Author: Revd Dr Chris Swift

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472410511

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second edition includes a new introduction and updated material throughout to present fresh insights and research about chaplaincy, including in relation to New Atheism and the developing debate about secularism and religion in public life.

The Navy Chaplain

The essence of that story is ministry in one of the most demanding environments experienced by Navy chaplains . HOSPITAL MINISTRY Staff Chaplains The task ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112101045224

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History of the Chaplain Corps United States Navy

After the close of hostilities the Chaplains Division sponsored the ... Sometimes chapels were made by stretching a hospital tent over cables tied to ...

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Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211333344

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History of the Chaplain Corps United States Navy

Auth : “ The Baltimore Story ” ; “ Hospital Chaplains ' Manual . " COMM , ENS , 1945 , USNR 18 MAR 1943 to rank from 12 MAR 43 ; LTJG 27 MAY 43 to rank from ...

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Author: H. Lawrence Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211333690

Category: Chaplains, Military

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Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy

But Chaplain Tim Staker shared with me a chaplaincy care story that involved multiple chaplains over several weeks. It involved a young adult male who was ...

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Author: Brent Peery

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781785926839

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy (OOC) is a method of chaplaincy care that emphasizes achieving, describing, measuring, and improving the outcomes that result from a chaplain's work, alongside the parallel framework of evidence-based healthcare. This book examines the underlying principles of OOC and incorporates first-hand accounts of chaplains who have made a measured difference to patients and their families. Brent Peery draws on more than fifteen years of experience within the field of Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy, exploring its evolution and history within the complex culture of healthcare, and how its underlying principles of assessments, interventions, outcomes and documentation are most effectively put into practice. This practical guide will benefit chaplains interested in the approach of OOC, and identify a framework for providing the best spiritual care for those facing life's most difficult moments.

Edge of Ministry the Chaplain Story

That is why a chaplain who works constantly in a hospital situation can write : " Our focus is probably more on direct ministry to human needs rather than ...

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Author: Jack Boozer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0938162020

Category: Chaplains

Page: 275

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The History of the Chaplain Corps United States Navy

Roads were built through seemingly impenetrable jungle ; air strips were laid in a few hours ; emergency hospitals were built to meet some heavy - laden ...

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Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C025398671

Category: Military chaplains

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The History of the Chaplain Corps United States Navy 1939 1949

After the close of hostilities the Chaplains Division sponsored the ... Sometimes chapels were made by stretching a hospital tent over cables tied to ...

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Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03744337B

Category: Military chaplains

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Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific

cipline themselves to record their observations, hunches—to reflect on them and even dream about them, create a story about whatever they have experienced ...

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Author: Larry Van De Creek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136416873

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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Does the scientific process belong in pastoral counseling? Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific: Yes and No examines the widespread ambivalence among pastoral caregivers and educators over the growing inclusion of science in pastoral care and counseling methodologies. Twenty-three seasoned professionals in the field give candid and sometimes emotional accounts of their interest in—and reservations about—the role scientific research plays in their profession. Some authors look at the issue from a historical perspective; others voice additional concerns. A few make concrete proposals on how chaplaincy can become more scientific. The result is a unique insight into the relationship between the secular and the religious. The question of whether science belongs in pastoral care and counseling is moot; pastoral care already makes extensive use of psychological testing and psychotherapeutic skills—all products of scientific thinking. But as technology becomes more dominant and health care delivery reflects a more corporate perspective, pastoral caregivers and educators are divided on whether the changes represent the significant opportunity to improve a ministry or the surrender of the ministry’s very essence. The essays collected in Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific: Yes and No go a step farther, breaking down the issue of faith versus science into more specific questions for pastoral caregivers, such as: Can what you do be measured? Do you have an obligation to embrace the challenge of change? Is becoming more scientific a necessity for staying in touch with your health care peers? How cost effective is the pastoral care you provide if it doesn’t include the scientific process? Could a reluctance to incorporate science into your counseling cost you your job? Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific: Yes and No presents thoughtful and thought-provoking debate that is a must-read for all pastoral caregivers and educators.

Military Chaplains Review

Such heroism and dedication is in keeping with the 91st history , for a doctor in the 382d Field Hospital who served with the 91st in Korea ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112075627718

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Stories from the Edge

But it is despair we will have to confront in these stories, ... in these pages to write a story about the life and work of a hospital chaplain (even though ...

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Author: Greg Garrett

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664232047

Category: Religion

Page: 131

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Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Award-winning writer Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience God's presence in the midst of grief and suffering. This well-written volume is engaging reading for clergy, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and all who must find the courage and faith to support individuals and families in times of suffering and grief.

The Chaplain s Presence and Medical Power

Rethinking Loss in the Hospital System Richard Coble ... including the modern chaplaincy movement, see E. Brooks Holifield, A History of Pastoral Care in ...

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Author: Richard Coble

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498559126

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This book explores the work, experience, language, and ambiguity of the profession of chaplaincy, tracing its struggles to professionalize in the hospital while caring for the human experiences of death and decline within its walls.

Evidence Based Healthcare Chaplaincy

Chaplain followed up with patient's spouse. ... Patient/Family story Chaplains in our study often elected to record biographical detail to provide context, ...

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Author: George Fitchett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784509231

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Research literacy is now a requirement for Board-Certified chaplains in the US and a growing field in the UK. This reader gives an overview and introduction to the field of healthcare chaplaincy research. The 21 carefully chosen articles in this book illustrate techniques critical to chaplaincy research: case studies; qualitative research; cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative research, and randomized clinical trials. The selected articles also address wide-ranging topics in chaplaincy research for a comprehensive overview of the field. To help readers engage with the research, each article includes a discussion guide highlighting crucial content, as well as important background information and implications for further research. This book is the perfect primary text for healthcare chaplaincy research courses, bringing together key articles from peer-reviewed journals in one student-friendly format.