This comprehensive oral history of HealthCare Chaplaincy is a journey of the spirit.
It presents, in their own words, the stories of more than thirty people whose ideas, energy and spiritual concerns have contributed to HCC's becoming a force for vision and change for an issue that reaches into the deepest meaning of human experience. read more »
Earlier, care for the sick and dying was accepted to be the responsibility of local clergy for their own congregants. Few were trained to carry out this difficult role for everyone - regardless of their faith or beliefs or affiliations.
Since that beginning, HealthCare Chaplaincy has educated and trained multifaith professional chaplains who serve in Metropolitan New York health care facilities and has helped to establish standards of chaplaincy as a profession. HealthCare Chaplaincy plays a national role in the development and recognition of professional chaplaincy as a full member of the medical team, essential to responding to the whole person - body, mind, and spirit - in times of crisis.
The stories of these people teach us that we are more alike than different in our fundamental human vulnerabilities and valor.Their voices and images are accounts, and models - a road map, as it were - for those wishing to learn about multifaith chaplaincy care or to add to and participate in the part professional chaplains play in improved outcomes in healthcare. Revealed here are the personalities and talents; expressions of management skill, problems and testimony; personal life, experiences, and evidence of effective institutional and individual growth.
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