Hospital Ministry: The Role of the Chaplain Today

Hospital Ministry: The Role of the Chaplain Today

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597528146
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 527,140
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The contributors include twelve staff chaplains of the Division of Pastoral Care, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, in addition to a church historian, an ethicist, a research psychologist, and an expert on substance abuse.

Table of Contents

Foreword Martin E. Marty vii

Preface Lawrence E. Holst xii

Part I The Hospital Chaplain: Context and Identity 1

1 A Ministry of Paradox in a Place of Paradox Lawrence E. Holst 3

2 The Hospital Chaplain: Between Worlds Lawrence E. Holst 12

3 Change in Perceived Need, Value, and Role of Hospital Chaplains Raymond G. Carey 28

4 The Hospital Chaplain: One Role, Many Functions Lawrence E. Holst 42

Part II The Hospital Chaplain: Listening to the Voices of Suffering 53

5 Hospitalization: A Rite of Passage John Katonah 55

6 The Random Initial Visit Lawrence E. Holst 68

7 The Voices on Obstetrics: Participants and Partners Susan Johnson Kline 79

8 The Voices on Pediatrics: Walking with Children and Parents Jim Arnold 93

9 The Voices on a Surgical Unit: The Loss of Control Marion Kanaly 107

10 The Voices on Cancer Care: A Lens Unfocused and Narrowed Alden Sproull 118

11 The Voices on Coronary Care: A Confrontation with Vulnerability Robert Stromberg 127

12 The Voices of the Dying and the Bereaved: A Bridge Between Loss and Growth Leroy Joesten 139

13 The Voices on Psychiatry: Inner Tumult and the Quest for Meaning Willard Wagner 151

14 The Voices of Substance Abuse: A Spiritual Perspective Carl Anderson 163

Part III The Hospital Chaplain: Many Other Functions 173

15 The Chaplain as Administrator Lawrence E. Holst 175

16 The Chaplain and the Crisis in Ethics Kenneth Vaux 186

17 The Chaplain as Peripatetic Teacher Arthur Bickel David Middleton 200

18 The Chaplain and Lay Ministry Florence Flynn Smithe 212

Part IV The Hospital Chaplain in the Future 227

19 The Chaplain in the Future: Threats andOpportunities Lawrence E. Holst 229

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