Articles & Documents...
 

There are a good number of articles relating to healthcare chaplaincy issues. There is also, it seems to us, a need to increase our sharing of documents, policies, procedures and the like.

THE NATURE AND ROLE OF CHAPLAINCY

GOOD ON-LINE COLLECTIONS

GOOD PRACTICE, POLICY AND PROCEDURE

OTHER HELPFUL OR INTERESTING ARTICLES

BRIEF NEWS ARTICLES

 



THE NATURE AND ROLE OF CHAPLAINCY

Professional Chaplaincy- Its Role and Importance in Healthcare This long paper describes the role and significance of spiritual care and is the first joint statement on this subject prepared by the five largest Healthcare chaplaincy organizations in North America
What is a Hospital Chaplain? A page outlining the role of a Hospital Chaplain in the U.S.
Spirituality and Modern Medicine Brief article by Rev. Pete Hood, Director of pastoral care at Cayuga Medical Center, on specific roles a Chaplain can play
'The privilege of being alongside people who need us' This excellent exposition was given at a commissioning service for unpaid Chaplaincy Team members
What is pastoral Care? An article from a psychiatric hospital newsletter giving one Chaplains view of Pastoral Care
(PDF File) Why I am a Hospital Chaplain An interesting leaflet in the GBHEM Resource Library.
A Hospital Chaplain Praying with Patients in Crisis Excellent article written by Brother John Lesica, CFX shortly before his death
How Can a Hospital Chaplain Help Subtitled "from the patient's side of the bed"- a simple page describing why a patient might find a Chaplain helpful.

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GOOD ON-LINE COLLECTIONS

AEHC - Resource Library A wide range of resource material including Policies and Procedures, Healthcare ethics, chaplaincy post descriptions etc.
IACC Articles on Pastoral Care A nice range of articles- worth a browse
Asbury Online Institute of Pastoral Ministry- section with articles on 'PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING'
Hope for Healing A free copy of a new journal, this edition features on the relationship between Hope and Healing
Medical Protection Society articles Covering issues such as Advance Directives/Living Wills, Confidentiality, Consent, etc
Buddhist Articles on Death and Dying- to download A range of different articles in this area of broad interest.
Chaplaincy Resource Page Articles Although these articles relate to Police Chaplaincy, some are of wider interest...

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GOOD PRACTICE, POLICY AND PROCEDURE

(UK) HCC extract on Confidentiality This is an extract from the latest volunteer training handbook- which includes the 1982 Joint Statement, and some good examples of cases where confidentiality issues have caused problems.
Reflections on Confidentiality An excellent article on the confidentiality issues facing Pastoral care and chaplaincy staff- there is need for more in this area....
The use of patient notes by chaplaincy staff (UK) This is a draft of a policy in its consultation stages (summer 2001)
'When a Coroner is involved' Guide For Life article- relevant to the UK
'Breaking bad news' Article offering advice on this particular skill
How To Visit Article offering basic advice on Hospital visiting
A guide to Hospital Visiting Brief teaching material used in training church visitors and lay-workers
Talking to Children about Death A good article on this subject
Talking With Your Child About Cancer An interesting article looking at different age children

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OTHER HELPFUL OR INTERESTING ARTICLES

Episcopal Church, USA-ASHAPM Crisis Intervention Program An adapted version of Crisis intervention Training- worth a look
'Can Nurses Give Hope to Another Person?' An excellent study session given by a Mental Health Nurse
Spirituality and The Practice of Clowning A nice article by a Chaplain hosted by the American Association for Therapeutic Humor
Perspectives from a surgeon turned hospital chaplain An interesting article found in the eMJA by Irwin B Faris
The Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry Transcript (Day 46) Includes the Chaplains fascinating account of chaplaincy provision and arrangements at BRI (UK)
Jodie & Mary (Twins) judgment The final judgment on this ground breaking case of significant ethical interest (UK)
Hospital Chaplain, Holy Communion and God's Comfort One Chaplain's positive experience with Holy Communion.
A tale of four patients A good article hosted by the Salvation Army (Canada), offering a reminder of the reasons we do the work we do
The Spirituality and Chaplaincy Program A reasonably interesting page on a Cancer Support Site exploring the relationship between Meaning, Spirituality and Suffering
What helps you cope with your illness? leaflet This is aimed at helping patients think through their emotional, spiritual and religious needs and make best use of health care chaplaincy services
Southside - Chaplaincy on the Radio A good short page about how the Hospital Radio serves one Chaplaincy Dept.

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BRIEF NEWS ARTICLES

Hospice program aims to care for the spiritual needs of terminally ill
Chaplain's Role With Cancer Sound bites from Larry VandeCreek, assistant director of pastoral care at the Ohio State University Medical Centre, on the changing nature of chaplaincy, spirituality and the role of nursing staff
Press Releases July 29 Woodland Healthcare Adds Chaplain to Hospital Staff Good example of using press release to extol the virtues of chaplaincy
The Orcadian Features - Hospital Chaplain Local news article about former isles GP becoming first lay assistant chaplain
The McFarland Institute- Insights Newsletter Article promoting the value of an Oncology Chaplaincy Residency

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