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Handbook For Chaplains

Author : Mary M. Toole
ISBN : 0809143860
Genre : Religion
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"Handbook for Chaplains outlines eight different faith traditions and offers the principle beliefs of each, as well as pertinent information about each one's views on birth, diet regulations, sickness, and dying and death. Included are appropriate prayers that could be said with patients and their families, along with facts about cremation, autopsies, and organ donations as they apply to the respective faith traditions."--BOOK JACKET.

Professional Spiritual And Pastoral Care

Author : Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts
ISBN : 1683362446
Genre : Religion
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Integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with current approaches to spiritual care, particularly in acute or long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers. Experts in the field offer theological perspectives, theory and practical tools,

Peaceful Journey

Author : Matthew P. Binkewicz
ISBN : 0976697300
Genre : Church work with the terminally ill
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Peaceful Journeyexamines the spiritual issues facing terminally ill patients and their families. Each chapter introduces the reader to a person with a spiritual issue that needs immediate attention.The book opens with the story of an 85-year-old African-American woman who wonders if God hears her prayers. Other chapters explore loneliness, isolation, the dignity and value of every human being, honesty and openness, patience and persistence, why pain and suffering exist, the actual death and the soul's journey, and the importance of dreams, visions, and other end-of-life phenomena.The author graduated from Christ the Savior Russian Orthodox Seminary with a B.Th. and from the Catholic University of America with a M.A. in theology. He began working with the terminally ill in 1991 as a theology student.After his ordination to the priesthood in 1994, he began to provide spiritual care for his parishoners as well as hospice patients. He is now the Pastoral Care Coordinator and Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of the Finger Lakes in Auburn, NY.For additional information about the author go to: www.matthewpbinkewicz.com

The Basics Of Hospital Chaplaincy

Author : Ronald Mack
ISBN : 9781591609681
Genre : Religion
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Chaplaincy Being God S Presence In Closed Communities A Free Methodist History 1935 2010

Author : E. Dean Cook
ISBN : 9781452026107
Genre : History
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This book takes us beyond the usual writings about religious ministry. It invites us iinto closed communities, some more closed than others, and allows us to observe the day-to-day crisis ministries in which the chaplains are engaged. We visit battlefields, prisons, hospitals, hospice settings, college campuses, veterans' centers, and retirement facilities. The writer draws some interesting conclusions about the uniqueness of the chaplaincy and what the greater church can learn from this growing model.

A Ministry Of Presence

Author : Denis Meacham
ISBN : 9781456622855
Genre : Religion
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This book is a guide for selecting, training, and supervising lay pastoral care providers in churches and other faith communities. It was written primarily for liberal religious faith communities.

Homeward Bound

Author : Amy Ziettlow
ISBN : 9780190261115
Genre : Social Science
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Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family structures mean the burden of care will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Our current approaches are based on an outdated caregiving model that presumes life-long connection between the parents and offspring, with the existence of high internal norm cohesion among family members providing a valuable safety net for caregiving. Single parent and remarried parent-led families are far more complicated, fragile, and point to the need for increased formal support from the religious, medical, legal, and public policy communities. We base our analysis on in-depth, qualitative interviews with surviving grown children and stepchildren whose mother, father, stepparent, or ex-stepparent died. Their stories illustrate the profound ways that the caregiving, mourning, and inheritance process has changed in ways not adequately reflected in formal legal, medical, and religious tools. The solutions center on awareness and preparation: providing more support for individual planning for incapacity and death and, even more importantly, creating legal, political, and social planning for the "graying of America" at a time of increasingly complex familial ties.

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