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.
Subscribe todayto PlainViews®, the online professional journal for chaplains and other spiritual care providers. It will enhance your professional practice with stimulating content and dialogue that arrives in your in-box twice a month. Subscribers say:
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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.
All HealthCare Chaplaincy executive and administrative staff are now located at 65 Broadway, New York, NY 10006-2503. Phone numbers and email addresses are unchanged. And our new fax number is 212-758-9959.