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Palliative Care, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy: The current landscape

Joshua Hauser from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

  1. Content type: Correspondence

    Chaplaincy is a relatively new discipline in medicine that provides for care of the human spirit in healthcare contexts for people of all worldviews. Studies indicate wide appreciation for its importance, yet ...

    Authors: Linda Emanuel, George Handzo, George Grant, Kevin Massey, Angelika Zollfrank, Diana Wilke, Richard Powell, Walter Smith and Kenneth Pargament

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:29

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There are many potential benefits to chaplaincy in transforming into a “research-informed” profession. However little is known or has been documented about the roles of chaplains on research teams and as resea...

    Authors: Allison Kestenbaum, Jennifer James, Stefana Morgan, Michele Shields, Will Hocker, Michael Rabow and Laura B Dunn

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:20

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite recognition of the centrality of professional board-certified chaplains (BCC) in palliative care, the discipline has little research to guide its practices. To help address this limitation, HealthCare ...

    Authors: Richard A Powell, Linda Emanuel, George Handzo, John Lantos, Laura B Dunn, Ellen L Idler, Diane J Wilkie, Kevin Massey, William T Summerfelt, Marilyn JD Barnes, Tammie E Quest, Allison Kestenbaum, Karen Steinhauser, George Fitchett, Angelika Zollfrank, Annette K Olsen…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:12

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Chaplains are increasingly seen as key members of interdisciplinary palliative care teams, yet the specific interventions and hoped for outcomes of their work are poorly understood. This project served to deve...

    Authors: Kevin Massey, Marilyn JD Barnes, Dana Villines, Julie D Goldstein, Anna Lee Hisey Pierson, Cheryl Scherer, Betty Vander Laan and Wm Thomas Summerfelt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:10

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Dignity Therapy (DT), an intervention for people facing serious illness, focuses on dignity conservation tasks such as settling relationships, sharing words of love, and preparing a legacy document for loved o...

    Authors: George Fitchett, Linda Emanuel, George Handzo, Lara Boyken and Diana J Wilkie

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:8

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