July 20, 2016
The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Among Members of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care David Maginley and Marnie Roper
The Use of Water as a Healing Ritual Miriam Berkowitz, Jonathan Lawrence and Paula Rose
Ask the Chaplain: Robert Kidd PlainViews Staff
Helping Seniors Through an Imperfect Health Care System Yusuf Hasan with Synchana Elkerson
Hearing the Voice of the Patient George Handzo
News and Journal Watch PlainViews Staff
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Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate - Fully online 9 week course. Next cohort begins September 14, 2016. Go here for more information.
Advanced Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate - Fully online 7 week course. Next cohort begins September 14, 2016. Go here for more information.
Produced by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, HCCN-TVTM is the first-of-its kind TV channel with 10 programs that encompass myriad spiritual care topics applicable to hospital patients, outpatients, hospice patients, residents in long-term care settings, family caregivers, and other audiences. For more information, go here.
Does your organization provide excellence in spiritual care? Let everyone know it. Learn more about the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award here.