The value of hospital chaplains: patient perspectives.

  title={The value of hospital chaplains: patient perspectives.},
  author={J. L. Gibbons and Janine Thomas and Larry Vandecreek and A K Jessen},
  journal={Journal of pastoral care},
  volume={45 2},
Reports the results of a questionnaire mailed to insurance claimants (N = 2480) recently discharged from a hospital. Analyzes the results and concludes from the data that patients place high value on pastoral services. Suggests that both hospital administrators and chaplains make sure that adequate attention be given to serving patient families, long-stay and repeated admission patients, and to the patients' demonstrated need for frequent visits, particularly in these times of rapid changes in… CONTINUE READING

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