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September 17, 2014
Volume 11 No. 17

Welcome to PlainViews

PlainViews'® mission is to translate knowledge and skills into effective chaplaincy practice and care for the human spirit.  

PlainViews® is a publication of the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network® (HCCN). PlainsViews® helps support the work of HCCN by publishing scholarly works, articles and studies at the intersection of health care and spiritual care, advancing best practices, and providing information about educational events, publications and course work of interest to practitioners. HCCN provides spiritual care to the critically and chronically infirmed, along with their caregivers, whoever they are, wherever they are, whatever they believe; and strives to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research and education both online and off. 

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 Meet the PlainViews Staff

 

 

Sue Wintz, MDiv BCC is the managing editor of Plainviews® and Director, Professional and Community Education at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network.  She has over 30 years of clinical, administrative, educational design, development and teaching experience in the provision of professional chaplaincy and spiritual care in health care and congregational settings. She is a board certified member and past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains who, in 203 gave her its highest honor - the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award. Sue joined HealthCare Chaplaincy in 2010. 

 

 

 

Marian Betancourt is associate editor of PlainViews and a professional writer and editor who has published many books including What to Do When Love Turns Violent, published in 2001 by HarperCollins. The New York Times called it “the best single resource.” It is now available as an ebook.

 

 

 

 

Caring for a loved one involves many responsibililities and challenges, and can result in significant stress and distress for family caregivers.  How do chaplains provide care interventions to family caregivers:  in the hospital, long term care, hospice, community-based practices, at home, or other settings?

We are seeking articles on this topic for future issues of PlainViews.  Article submission guidelines are here.  Share your best practices, current challenges, and ideas to relieve family caregiver stress with your colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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