Current Issue

April 23, 2014
Volume 11 No. 7

Welcome to PlainViews

We sincerely apologize that some of our subscribers have experienced login difficulties during the PlainViews transition to a new subscription management system.  We are working to resolve the issues.

We have made this April 23rd issue of PlainViews® OPEN ACCESS in order for everyone to access the articles.  We thank you for your patience and again offer our apologies if you experienced earlier difficulities.

Sue Wintz, Managing Editor


Welcome to PlainViews®, the online journal that translates knowledge and skills into effective chaplaincy and palliative care.  It is published electronically by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™ on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™ is a national health care organization that provides spiritual care for the seriously ill and their caregivers in hospitals, online, and elsewhere for all ‒ whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are. Its mission is to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research, and education. It has been caring for the human spirit since 1961. Learn more at

PlainViews®is designed to provide readers with information and resources for their professional practice in a concise and convenient format. Articles highlight contemporary issues, specialties, and interests to professional chaplains, spiritual care providers, and others involved in palliative care.

You can explore a sample issue of PlainViews® here.

We encourage submissions to PlainViews® and invite you to review the Submission Guidelines. The PlainViews® team provides editorial support to authors who wish to contribute.

Reading PlainViews® may help you meet continuing education hours for board certified chaplains and other professionals.  Contact your membership/certifying organization directly to determine the number of hours that may be accepted and the necessary process.

We hope that you will find PlainViews® informative, interesting, provocative, and challenging.



Sue Wintz MDiv BCC

Managing Editor

Sue Wintz MDiv BCC, Managing Editor



Marian Betancourt

Associate Editor and Customer Services Manager