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A Time for Listening and CaringSpirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and
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Christina M. Puchalski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001

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On Sacred Ground—The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community

On Sacred Ground—The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community

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(p.115) 7 On Sacred Ground—The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community
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A Time for Listening and Caring
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Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0007

This chapter examines the partnership between the religious community and the healthcare community, particularly the role of chaplains in the care of the dying. It discusses the importance of religious, spiritual, and cultural awareness in care for the dying and the training and role of the healthcare chaplain in spiritual care. The chapter also explains why there is a need for a certified healthcare chaplain and the role of the clergy in spiritual care.

Keywords:   chaplains, religious community, healthcare community, dying, spiritual awareness, spiritual care, clergy

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