May 18, 2016
Moving the Profession Forward: Being a Leader in the Spiritual Care Association George Handzo OPEN ACCESS
Protecting the Soul of Spiritual Care Karen Lieberman OPEN ACCESS
Surprised by the Power of a Prayer Wall Helen Wells O'Brien and Rob Ruff
Hospitable Greetings Frederick Poorbaugh
Pastoral Care Department Helps Families and Community Grieve PlainViews Staff
News and Journal Watch PlainViews Staff
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The Spiritual Care Association (SCA) is the first multidisciplinary, international professional membership association for spiritual care providers that establishes evidence-based quality indicators, scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care in health care.
For more information, visit the Spiritual Care Association website.
Grow with the Online Learning Center for Profesional Education
The curriculum is based on new, standardized, evidence-based scope of practice and evidence-based quality indicators developed by two interdisciplinary panels of experts from the fields of chaplaincy, medicine, nursing, psychotherapy, palliative care, research and policy in the United States and overseas.
For more information, visit the website.
Evidence-Based Scope of Practice to Guide Quality Spiritual Care in Health Care Released
The recommendations build on the previous release of the first comprehensive evidence-based quality indicators for spiritual care, and suggested metrics and measures for each. The 18 indicators include reducing spiritual distress, increasing client satisfaction, and facilitating meaning-making for clients and family members.
To download the Scope of Practice document, go here.
A distinguished, international panel of experts convened by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) has developed the field's most comprehensive evidence-based indicators that demonstrate the quality of spiritual care in health care. This puts spiritual care and professsional chaplaincy on par with other health-care disciplines that are directed by specific quality indicators.
To download What is Quality Spiritual Care in Health Care and How Do You Measure It? and a Guidance Document for Users, go here.
See the Winter 2016
Advanced Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate - Fully online 7 week course. Next cohort begins June 15, 2016. Go here for more information.
Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate - Fully online 9 week course. Next cohort begins May 18, 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.