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May 18, 2016 
Volume 13 No. 5

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Welcome to PlainViews®

PlainViews® is committed to providing a place for professional readership to find, present, and discuss information in accordance with its mission to translate knowledge and skills into effective chaplaincy practice and care for the human spirit.  The views expressed in its articles are those of the authors, not of HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTMthe publisher of PlainViews®.

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.

HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM is a national health care nonprofit organization that offers spiritual-related information and resources, and professional chaplaincy services in hospitals, other health care settings, and online. Its mission is to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research and education in order to increase patient satisfaction and help people faced with illness and grief find comfort and meaning—whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are.  For more information, visit www.healthcarechaplaincy.org, call 212-644-1111, and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ask the Chaplain is a feature which gives PlainViews® readers the opportunity to learn about their chaplaincy colleagues and share their thoughts about what they believe is important in today's chaplaincy practice.  Participants are being sought on an ongoing basis to share their insight and wisdom.  Questions are provided that can be answered by writing out your responses or by participating in a telephone interview.  If you are interested in participating, you can find more information - including the questions - here.

 

 Write for Your Peers

What are your thoughts, concerns, and satisfactions about your practice as a health care chaplain? Let your peers know, by writing an article for PlainViews®, the preeminent professional online journal for health care chaplains. Every month, we publish articles that articulate evidence-informed best practices. Here are some of the areas we are especially interested in publishing:

  • Teaching other health care disciplines about spirituality and the role of the professional chaplain;
  • What chaplains need to know about conflict management and ways to manage it;
  • Negotiation skills when working with patients, families, and staff;
  • The practical integration of resilience as an intervention and support;
  • Working with persons dealing with substance abuse and addiction;
  • Spiritual care to stroke patients and their loved ones.

For more information about writing for PlainViews®, please read the Editorial Policy and Article Submission guidelines at the top of the page or contact Managing Editor Sue Wintz at swintz@healthcarechaplaincy.org.


 

 

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.

Watch President and CEO Eric Hall's announcement here or read the transcript here.

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.

Evidence-Based Quality Indicators for Spiritual Care Released

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.

 

HCCN

Spiritual Care

Grand Round

Webinars

See the Winter 2016

schedule here.

 

 

Courses presented by the California State University Institute for Palliative Care and HealthCare Chaplaincy Network:

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.