Monthly Archives: September 2012

Regardless Of Religion, Spirituality Correlates To Better Mental Health

Despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world’s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person’s faith, according to University of Missouri researchers. The MU researchers believe that health care providers could take advantage of this correlation … Continue reading

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Hospital residency helps ministers, too

A good overview of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at one hospital. Stanford’s CPE program offers both a summer session (often required for an Master of Divinity Degree or for ordination) as well as a year-long residency program. In our hospital, CPE students serve … Continue reading

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Speaking Different Languages: Physicians and Chaplains in Health Care

“The tasks physicians see chaplains perform and the perspectives chaplains describe themselves bringing to health care are not contradictory but differ in emphasis and language. It is essential for hospitals to better understand these differences as they consider recent studies, which … Continue reading

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