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Hospice Chaplain Documentation Webinar

Hospice Chaplaincy

If you are a hospice chaplain in need of polishing up your visit documentation, this is a webinar for you. Research Dr. Saul Ebema hospice chaplain documentation Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema

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Culture, Compensation, Education Are Keys to Hospice Chaplain Turnover

Hospice News

The hospice chaplain shortage is reaching a tipping point. As they work to recruit and retain their chaplain labor force, hospices are contending with a barrage of issues that also can impact patient access. She told Hospice News that pay rates for chaplains are “woefully inadequate.”.

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Hospice Chaplains Excel At Leading Patients on a (Spiritual) Journey

Hospice 101

The role of the Hospice Chaplain is such an important role, and benefit, to the hospice team. Very often, our Hospice Chaplains guide patients and loved ones on a personal reflection and spiritual journey. The Hospice Chaplain is like a Taxi Driver for the Hospice Patient. The hospice patient hops into the “taxi” and directs the Chaplain where they would like to go. Chaplains drive the taxi as far or as short as the “customer” wants to go.

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Third Season Episode 6: A conversation with Chaplain Kevin Jordan

Hospice Chaplaincy

In this weeks episode, Saul talks to Chaplain Jordan about his life’s journey and hospice ministry. Podcast Dr. Saul Ebema hospice chaplain visitation Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema

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Knocking on doors: How a silent monk became a hospice chaplain

HopeHealth

Today, he’s a hospice chaplain. The post Knocking on doors: How a silent monk became a hospice chaplain appeared first on HopeHealth. Denis Lynch was a silent monk for 16 years. Here’s how his path led to HopeHealth, and the lessons along the way.

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How can a hospice chaplain support a patient who is not religious?

Hope Hospice

Hope Hospice chaplains come from diverse pastoral education and personal spiritual backgrounds. For the latter, a chaplain can still provide deeply meaningful support during the hospice journey. Chaplains don’t try to convert people to a specific path.

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Second Season Episode 31: A Conversation with Chaplain Kimberly Hinz

Hospice Chaplaincy

Kimberly Hinz serves as chaplain at Lighthouse Hospice and Palliative Care. She started at Lighthouse this year, and prior Continue Reading. Podcast Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema

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Four vital Psychosocial aspects in communicating with the terminally ill patient and family

Hospice Chaplaincy

Research death and dying hospice chaplain visitation Hospice chaplaincy hospice death Hospice documentation hospice patient terminally ill patient terminally ill teenagers Types of death affecting the terminally ill patient types of death in hospice

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Third Season Episode 7: A Conversation with Dr. Shail Maingi On advancing health equity for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Hospice Care

Hospice Chaplaincy

Podcast Dr. Saul Ebema hospice care hospice chaplain visitation Hospice chaplaincy Saul EbemaIn this week’s episode, Saul talks with Dr. Shail Maingi. Dr. Maingi is an Attending Physician in Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Medicine at St. Peter’s Health Partners Samaritan Hospital. She is also the Vice President of the Lesbian Health Fund. Founded in 1992, the Lesbian Health Fund has awarded more than $860,000 to fund lesbian […].

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“I can’t talk, my pastor’s here”

The Chaplain's Report

He had declined a chaplain for support as well as our social worker. I also felt uncertain about his acceptance of me either as a chaplain or a counselor one-on-one. Was I a bereavement counselor, a chaplain, a friend, or a therapist?

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Beyond Certification: Looking At the Future of Chaplaincy

The Chaplain's Report

From time to time I’ve been asked “so how do I become a Chaplain?” It depends not only on what you do to prepare to be a chaplain but also on what employers expect from a Chaplain. There are several competing – and several cooperating – groups that offer certification to Chaplains working in areas including health care and community settings. In the field, at least in Pennsylvania, both are Chaplains.

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Chaplaincy Today Isn’t Chaplaincy Yesterday: Chaplaincy in COVID-19

The Chaplain's Report

Dawn Malone, a lay chaplain for the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, ministers to cancer patient Austin Bond, via video conference on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Houston. Coronavirus has limited local chaplains the ability to minister to the sick or elderly.

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“Dying is very lonely”

The Chaplain's Report

“Helen” is an elderly woman who lives in one of the nicer nursing homes in my area. She had an extremely difficult life growing up, which caused her to deal with addiction and its after-effects for many years.

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Guest Post: In Defense of Selfies, by Dom Fuccillo

The Chaplain's Report

This presumed march from self to thou may teach us something about our field: the value of reaching out more thoroughly and often to colleagues and chaplains-in-training. Retired Clinical Chaplain. At the dawn of social media, friends sent me a lot of selfies and pet photos.

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Guest Post: 6 Valuable Ways to Support Veterans In Your Community

The Chaplain's Report

From small but impactful gestures like assisting them in reconnecting with loved ones to bigger ones like helping them find a home, The Chaplain’s Report shares six valuable ways to support a veteran in your community. Guest Writer: Rhonda Underhill.

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Update for my readers

The Chaplain's Report

First, I remain totally amazed and humbled by all those who stumble upon my site and find it helpful. I always want this to be a free source of information (pardon the ads, but I get none of it) to help the pastoral care community, and I’m glad that it has been. Second, I haven’t written in a while because I am working on a new project which will be a book expanding on some of the stories I’ve posted here.

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“I don’t think God loves me anymore.”

The Chaplain's Report

“Do you realize / we’re floating in space?”: ”: The Flaming Lips, “Do You Realize?” ” During one of my recent calls to a patient I have, Louise*, she quite literally began our conversation with, “you know Sam, I don’t think God loves me anymore.”

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“To Be the Federation”: The True Self in Ministry and Star Trek: Discovery

The Chaplain's Report

Even we chaplains are susceptible to this. The desire to fix is probably the greatest obstacle chaplains struggle with, especially when that desire to fix includes the desire to fix ourselves. Image from Star Trek: Discovery : What’s this got to do with the article?

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Choice, or Lack Thereof: Lenten Reflections in a Pandemic

The Chaplain's Report

The idea of choice and the lack thereof has impacted my life most significantly in my work as a hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor. You have no idea how important this choice is (from The Stanley Parable).

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IDG/CARE PLAN documentation Webinar

Hospice Chaplaincy

If you are a hospice chaplain in need of polishing up your IDG/CARE PLAN documentation, this is a webinar for Continue Reading. Research

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Wear and Tear

The Chaplain's Report

I’m sitting down to write now because I finally have a bit of time to do so. I’m recuperating from orthoscopic knee surgery (it’s going very well, thank you), which overall has not been as big of a deal as I thought it would be.

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Podcast #19: Saul Ebema, President, Hospice Chaplaincy

Hospice News

Hospice News Reporter Holly Vossel sits down with Saul Ebema, president of Hospice Chaplaincy, to discuss ways that hospice chaplains can bridge gaps to underserved communities in this latest episode. The next episode of our podcast, Elevate, is now available! Subscribe to the Elevate Podcast to be notified when new episodes are released. Listen today! Apple Podcasts Soundcloud. The post Podcast #19: Saul Ebema, President, Hospice Chaplaincy appeared first on Hospice News. Podcast

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Guest Post: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Activism, by Dominic Fuccillo

The Chaplain's Report

Guest Post: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Activism , by Dominic Fuccillo.

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Law Enforcement Prayer Breakfast

Hospice Promise

Last month, Chaplain Jose Gonzalez hosted his 7th Annual Law Enforcement and Firefighters Prayer Breakfast. We’re proud to support our Chaplain, whose mission is to honor and pray for the first responders who protect our community daily.

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Mental Health and Worship: Relating Faith and Psychology Part 3

The Chaplain's Report

Last time I wrote about practical ways in which churches can work to address the concrete needs of those affected by mental illness and emotional distress in their congregations. That frankly is something that is not too difficult or controversial.

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Where We Are: COVID-19 Update

The Chaplain's Report

So it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Many of us working in healthcare have been strained to say the least. Even if we aren’t dealing directly with patients with the coronavirus or their families, the rapidly changing and always dramatic day-to-day events in our country and around the world are more than enough for anyone to handle. Rather than post an essay or some helpful “how-to-cope” stuff, I’m just going to write. Which is a way of coping in itself.

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Third Season Episode 1: Paul Nash on the merits and values of Multifaith Chaplaincy

Hospice Chaplaincy

In today’s episode, Saul talks to the legendary pediatric chaplain Paul Nash about the merits and values of Multifaith Chaplaincy. Continue Reading. Podcast Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema The Hospice Chaplaincy Show

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What to Know About Zen Buddhist Practices at End of Life With Jon Prescott, Episode 125

The Heart of Hospice

Board Certified Clinical Chaplain Jonathan Prescott is back with us to discuss end of life practices in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Jonathan’s practice as a Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor is to “support people experiencing illness and end of life, foster effective caregiving and reconnect … Continue reading "What to Know About Zen Buddhist Practices at End of Life With Jon Prescott, Episode 125".

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Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Katrina Scott, MDiv

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Trained as a chaplain as part of her second career after she has been involved with film making, Chaplain Scott helped evolve a chaplaincy role within cancer care and palliative care. She was one of the first certified chaplains. Trained as a chaplain as part of her second career after she has been involved with film making, Chaplain Scott helped evolve a chaplaincy role within cancer care and palliative care. She was one of the first certified chaplains.

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Second Season Episode 32: The legendary Paul Nash on the 10th anniversary of “Held in Hope” and Bibliotherapy

Hospice Chaplaincy

In today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk to the legendary pediatric chaplain Paul Nash about the 10th anniversary of his Continue Reading. Podcast Research Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Paul Nash Saul Ebema

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Third Season Episode 28: A conversation with Amy Wright GlennThird Season Episode 28:

Hospice Chaplaincy

Glenn is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, a DONA certified birth doula, a hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute […]. In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Amy Wright Glenn about her two books, “Birth, Breath, and Death ~ Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula.” And “Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.” Articles Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema The Hospice Chaplaincy Show

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Not All Hospice Providers Are the Same

Hospice Promise

What services can we expect from nurses, social workers, therapists, hospice aides, chaplains, and volunteers? Finding the right Hospice care provider can be overwhelming. We always recommend making a list of questions to ensure your expectations match the services provided.

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EdenHill Senior Living Communities Starts In-House Hospice Business

Hospice News

The EdenHospice team includes a hospice physician, director of nursing, chaplain, social worker, aides and volunteers. Texas-based senior living provider EdenHill Communities recently expanded to offer hospice services.

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Federal Legislation Would Create National Strategy on Grief

Hospice News

This would include social workers, grief counselors, and chaplains, among others. Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation this morning to create a National Strategy on Grief and establish grants to fund trauma-informed care for the bereaved.

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 12 - No One Dies Alone

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat Dr. McPherson interviews Chaplain Karuna Thompson and current MS in Palliative Care student Marty Crittenden.

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Benjamin Kintisch Talks About Life Review: The Hospice Musical, Episode 108

The Heart of Hospice

Humor and compassion overflow in our guest Benjamin Kintisch, hospice chaplain and director of Life Review: The Hospice Musical! Working with hospice patients as a spiritual counselor inspired Benjamin to tell his patients’ stories in songs that captivate the audience. Benjamin holds a Masters in Sacred Music and Cantorial degree, and has completed his fourth … Continue reading "Benjamin Kintisch Talks About Life Review: The Hospice Musical, Episode 108".

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From Grief to Growth with Paula Stephens, Epi. 106

The Heart of Hospice

Today’s guest is a chaplain in the Buddhist tradition and author of “From Grief to Growth: 5 Essential Elements of Action to Give Grief A Purpose and Grow From Your Experience” You’re going to love our conversation with Paula Stephens!!

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Hospice Gives the Gift of Quality Family Time

Hospice Red River Valley

A smile would undoubtedly creep onto Glen’s face anytime he had a visitor, whether it was a chaplain, nurse, friend or family. “It allowed me to interact with him as his daughter again and not as his caregiver.” – Twila Aslesen, Daughter of HRRV Patient. Glen’s Story.

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How To Help A Loved One During End of Life

Shining Light Hospice

An interdisciplinary team is assembled for each patient and it typically includes the attending physician, a Registered Nurse (RN) case manager, home health aide, social worker, and a chaplain. Chaplains are also available for spiritual care. How to Help a Loved One During End of Life.

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Wages Rising for Hospice Workers; Aides See 9.09% Increase

Hospice News

Chaplains had the largest caseloads of nearly 40 patients. Wages for hospice aides and CNAs are rising faster than those for other interdisciplinary team members as providers seek to stem rampant turnover among those employees.

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Providing Hospice Cares in a Facility during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Quarantine

Hospice 101

Hospice Social Workers, Hospice Chaplains and even Hospice Aides are now being asked to work from home, calling in and checking on patients via phone, while many hospices are even laying off team members. Hospice is a TEAM approach and patients (and families) ELECT this benefit, which includes the entire team of nurse, social worker, chaplain, volunteers, and home health aides.

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The Best Biscuit Breakfast

The Bucket-List Blog

Once, during a conversation with Hospice Care Plus chaplain, Sally Iseral, Harold said, “I really would love to find a way to have Dairy Queen breakfast about two times a week.”. Our stories about meaningful experiences are written as they unfold.

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Enhabit Appoints General Counsel; The Denver Hospice Gets New Medical Director

Hospice News

Howe is passionate regarding education as he leads teams of specially trained clinical staff, including nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains and certified nurse aides, all of whom he believes are experts in the care of patients with advanced and terminal illnesses.”.