HealthCare Chaplaincy Awards $1.5 Million in Six Project Grants to Advance the Field of Chaplaincy Research in Palliative Care
Announcing the six recipients of research grants to identify and explore hypotheses about chaplains’ contributions to palliative care. These grants are funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Improve the Effectiveness of Lay and Clergy Volunteers with the New Chaplaincy Care Volunteer Training Manual
This new manual draws upon HealthCare Chaplaincy’s national expertise in chaplaincy care and volunteer management to provide a comprehensive resource to train individuals in these key areas: identifying spiritual distress; listening and communication; understanding the patient; visitation; cultural competency, spirituality, and religion; death and grief; confidentiality.
Find out more and order online (Continental US only)here.
Two Leading Bioethicists Receive Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Health Care
Honored with HealthCare Chaplaincy’s Pioneer Medal were Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., M.A.C.P., one of the founders of medical bioethics, former president of the Catholic University of America and former dean of the school of medicine at Stony Brook University, and Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., director for the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, Stony Brook University.
Watch the video of their keynote addresses from our annual convocation on May 8, 2012 held at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan.
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Read riveting stories from chaplains who lived through the devastating Joplin, Missouri tornado and provided spiritual care in Japan after the tsunami.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper celebrates our 50th anniversary in 2010 and introduces the plans to build the first National Center for Palliative Care Innovation. Watch.
In a major speech president and CEO Father Smith presents bold vision to strengthen chaplaincy profession
The Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (the COMISS Network) honored HealthCare Chaplaincy’s president and CEO, the Rev. Dr. Walter J. Smith, S.J., with its highest honor, the 2012 COMISS Medal, in recognition of his contributions to the profession and to the field of chaplaincy care.
A vice president of a multi-state health care system says, “The address you gave about the work yet to be done in the chaplain profession was excellent in my view.” Read it here.
Meet the “Spiritual Bodybuilder.”
At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Sister Elaine Goodell helps "hundreds of patients annually of all faiths – and nonbelievers, too." Read a profile and conversation.
Read about the semi-annual CPE symposium for students –another one of the unique advantages of CPE at HCC. Also here.
Read "The Art and Discipline of Clinical Pastoral Education: What I Learned on Shadowing a Chaplain."
Read "Big Accomplishments as Four Supervisory Education Students Advance in Their Careers.”
Download herethe new, updated version of the "Handbook of Patients’ Spiritual and Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals."
Cultural and spiritual sensitivity contributes to patient-centered care and helps meet Joint Commission requirements. Also access here other excellent toolsto strengthen professional expertise from the Joint Commission, HealthCare Chaplaincy, and City of Hope Pain & Palliative Care Resource Center.
"HealthCare Chaplaincy's professional chaplains are an important part of our health care team. I'm convinced that they help improve outcomes in difficult medical situations. They bridge cultural gaps, and bring comfort and support to patients, families and staff who are dealing with great stress." – Jim Foy, recent president and CEO, St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY
“Palliative care helps the whole person –body, mind, and spirit. Understanding and satisfying the patient’s spiritual needs is vital to effective palliative care, and I view HealthCare Chaplaincy to be expert in this field.”– R. Sean Morrison, MD, professor of geriatrics and palliative care, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director, National Palliative Care Research Center
“HealthCare Chaplaincy remains the gold standard of research and advocacy on behalf of professional chaplaincy. It continues to initiate and sustain dialogues and projects on critical professional issues. We highly value its leadership.” – David A. Lichter, D.Min., executive director, National Association of Catholic Chaplains
Video Oral History View the personal stories of visionaries and change-makers for spiritually centered health care.
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