Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific / Edition 1

Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific / Edition 1

by Larry Van De Creek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789022389

ISBN-13: 9780789022387

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Does the scientific process belong in pastoral counseling? Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific: Yes and No examines the widespread ambivalence among pastoral caregivers and educators over the growing inclusion of science in pastoral care and counseling methodologies. Twenty-three seasoned professionals in the

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Does the scientific process belong in pastoral counseling? Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific: Yes and No examines the widespread ambivalence among pastoral caregivers and educators over the growing inclusion of science in pastoral care and counseling methodologies. Twenty-three seasoned professionals in the field give candid and sometimes emotional accounts of their interest in-and reservations about-the role scientific research plays in their profession. Some authors looked at the issue from a historical perspective; others voiced additional concerns. A few made concrete proposals on how chaplaincy can become more scientific. The result is a unique insight into the relationship between the secular and the religious. The question of whether science belongs in pastoral care and counseling is moot; pastoral care already makes extensive use of psychological testing and psychotherapeutic skills-all products of scientific thinking. But as technology becomes more dominant and health care delivery reflects a more corporate perspective, pastoral caregivers and educators are divided on whether the changes represent the significant opportunity to improve a ministry or the surrender of the ministry's very essence. The essays collected in Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More Scientific: Yes and No go a step farther, breaking down the issue of faith versus science into more specific questions for pastoral caregivers, such as: Can what you do be measured? Do you have an obligation to embrace the challenge of change? Is becoming more scientific a necessity for staying in touch with your health care peers? How cost effective is the pastoral care you provide if it doesn't include the scientific process? Could a reluctance to incorporate science into your counseling cost you your job? Professional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Should Become More

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789022387
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
A Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface: What Has Jerusalem to Do with Athens? What Has Pastoral Care to Do with Science?
  • Chaplain No: Should Clinical Pastoral Education and Professional Chaplaincy Become More Scientific in Response to Health Care Reform?
  • Chaplain Yes: Should Clinical Pastoral Education and Professional Chaplaincy Become More Scientific in Response to Health Care Reform?
  • Should Clinical Pastoral Education and Professional Chaplaincy Become More Scientific? It’s a Matter of Salt
  • Spirituality and Data: The Need for a New Paradigm
  • To Be, or Not To Be More Scientific? That Is the Question: Yes, Absolutely, But…
  • Chaplains and Science
  • Chaplaincy Is Becoming More “Scientific.” What’s the Problem?
  • Clinical Pastoral Education and the Value of Empirical Research: Examples from Australian and New Zealand Datum
  • Health Care Chaplaincy as a Research-Informed Profession: How We Get There
  • Science and Ministry: Confusion and Reality
  • Siblings or Foes: What Now in Spiritual Care Research?
  • Research or Perish?
  • Ministry for the Good of the Whole
  • Chaplain Yes and Chaplain No: Both Are Correct; Neither Is True
  • Language and Tools for Professional Accountability
  • Four Fatal Flaws in Recent Spirituality Research
  • In the World but Not of the World: Going Beyond a Dilemma
  • At the Poles Eventually All You Get Is Cold
  • But What Are We Trying to Prove?
  • She Said, “Some Patient Needs Get Dropped Due to More Pressing Issues”
  • Respecting the Dual Sided Identity of Clinical Pastoral Education and Professional Chaplaincy: The Phenomenological Research Model
  • The Search for Truth: The Case for Evidence Based Chaplaincy
  • Health Care Reform: Opportunities for Professional Chaplains to Build Intentional Communities of Learners by Integrating Faith, Science, Quality, and Systems Thinking
  • The Chaplain as the Complete Philosopher
  • Rediscovering Mystery and Wonder: Toward a Narrative-Based Perspective on Chaplaincy
  • Attention to the Scientific Benefits of Pastoral Care Is a Blessing and a Curse
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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