The Hospital Chaplain's Handbook: A Guide for Good Practice

The Hospital Chaplain's Handbook: A Guide for Good Practice

Full of practical and essential information for new chaplains with a user-friendly layout. The guide to all aspects of performance for chaplains - legal, professional, pastoral. Helpful reading for all clergy who make hospital visits.
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A recent national survey found many serious problems within hospital chaplaincy work with chaplains often feeling marginalised by other staff or failing to understand their role. This practical and informative guide is therefore both timely and will meet and urgent need. Aimed both at newly appointed and experienced chaplains, it aims to be a primary resource offering continuing guidance on: - the role of chaplaincy in the NHS today - the spiritual dimension of illness, injury and health care - ward etiquette, assessing needs, working with other health care professionals - working in specialist areas - maternity, paediatrics, accident & emergency, geriatrics, etc - death, dying and bereavement - beliefs and practices of different faiths - professional practice: ethics, pastoral boundaries, confidentiality, record keeping, clinical audit - caseload management, supervising volunteers, education and training - a large selection of prayers and readings for routine and emergency pastoral situations, anointing and laying on of hands, and much more.
Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9781853114779
Dimensions 216 x 140
Printed Pages 208
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 12/1/2005
Publisher Canterbury Press Norwich
Author Cobb, Mark R.
Product Code 9781853114779
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