Kathryn A Lyndes

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To date, the field of health care chaplaincy has little information about what constitutes "quality spiritual care. "A qualitative study of four focus groups in New York, Illinois, Arizona, and California was conducted to gather preliminary information about how health care chaplains' experience and understand "quality" and "quality improvement" in(More)
CONTEXT Pediatric palliative care (PPC) specialists recognize spiritual care as integral to the services offered to seriously ill children and their families. Little is known about how PPC programs deliver spiritual care. OBJECTIVE The goal of this pilot study was to begin to describe the role of professional chaplains in established PPC programs in(More)
To date, the field of health care chaplaincy has had little information about how pediatric palliative care (PPC) programs meet the spiritual needs of patients and families. We conducted a qualitative study consisting of surveys of 28 well-established PPC programs in the United States followed by interviews with medical directors and professional chaplains(More)
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