Pastoral Care in Hospitals

Product Number: EB00705380
Released: May 30, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780819226365
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Description

An essential handbook for bedside ministry, and for providing meaningful and enriching comfort to the sick and dying. Bringing comfort and concern to the seriously ill or injured is a challenge for lay people and clergy alike. In this practical guide, Neville Kirkwood shares wisdom gained from years of experience as a hospital chaplain–on the art of hospital visitation. This classic handbook, now updated, contains all the tools needed to address a variety of concerns: * Considering the privacy of the patient, and of friends and relatives * Realizing the time and place for prayer * Avoiding the pitfalls of bedside ministry * Imparting feelings of empathy and awareness * Handling depression, suffering, and despair * Understanding the non-verbal communications of the patient * Accepting when your services are not welcome * Acknowledging your own motivations Featuring additional sections addressed to clergy and trained lay pastoral workers, as well as those designed for lay volunteers, as well as a variety of exercises and prayers for specific circumstances, this is a "must-have resource for all who work with the sick and dying" (South Dakota Church News).

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Author(s): Neville A. Kirkwood
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2005

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