Thursday, November 24, 2016
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. is seeking a mature, well qualified Chaplain to serve patients in facilities in the Polk County, FL, area. MDiv. or similar, plus 3 units of CPE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The patient who is alone with no family
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
How do you pray for an atheist?
How do you pray for a Muslim?
How do you pray for a Jewish patient?
How do you pray for a Hindu?
How do you pray for a Sik?
How do you pray for ........?
The list goes on and on. But, the question must be answered. Is it ever ok to simply say that "in my prayers I will remember you"?
Would it then be in order to seek the patient's permission to invite local spiritual caregivers of their faith to provide spiritual support along with you?
There is much to think about when it comes to prayer. Our study on the Clinical Use of Prayer deals with these issues and many more. Prayer makes for good discussion, but too often we are more interested in doing prayer than talking about the patient's understanding of prayer and the patient's experiences with prayer.
So...back to the question at the beginning of the article...Where does this tension come from that you experience when you are coming to close of a visit? Must you offer to pray? Why or why not?
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
- Place all known meetings (IDT, Chaplain meeting, and any other known meeting) on your Scheduler first.
- Place your compliance visits on your Scheduler so you have direction, then fill in on a day to day basis with new patient visits.
- Learn to say, “No” to requests that someone else can fill. For instance, if you are gifted in speaking you may be asked to present at a meeting of some sort, but this meeting conflicts with compliance or new patient visits. You must say, “No” and put the blame on your manager. I always understand when a Chaplain contacts me about this added stress and they need a way out. I contact the organizer and either do the meeting myself or recommend someone to do the presentation other than that Chaplain.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
- You can join in with the leader of the drama and scream along, “The sky is falling!"
- You can ask the leader of the drama why the sky is falling and agree that “Yes, the sky really is falling!” Oh, Dear. In #’s 1 and 2 the faith leader of the IDT is showing no strength of faith and surrenders to the drama leader’s assertion that the sky IS falling.
- You might also ask the drama leader why the sky is falling and kindly but firmly state that whatever the IDT is facing is short-lived and will be corrected and there is no need to upset the rest of the Team.