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On Sacred Ground—The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0007
On Sacred Ground—The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community

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This chapter examines the partnership between the religious community and the healthcare community, particularly the role of chaplains in the care of the dying. It discusses the importance of religious, spiritual, and cultural awareness in care for the dying and the training and role of the healthcare chaplain in spiritual care. The chapter also explains why there is a need for a certified healthcare chaplain and the role of the clergy in spiritual care.

Keywords: chaplains; religious community; healthcare community; dying; spiritual awareness; spiritual care; clergy

Chapter.  6114 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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