March 22, 2017
What Should Spiritual Care Be Accountable For? George Handzo
Llamas May Be the New Rock Stars of Animal-Assisted Therapy Marian Betancourt
Nominate a Chaplain For the Most Compassionate Caregiver Award PlainViews Staff
Forgiveness is a Passion For This North Dakota Chaplain Marian Betancourt
News and Journal Watch PlainViews Staff
Grow with the Online Learning Center for Professional Education. Courses are currently available for chaplains, nurses, social workers, chaplaincy students, and other spiritual care providers. For more information and a list of available courses, visit the website.
The Spiritual Care Association (SCA) is the first multidisciplinary, international professional membership association for spiritual care providers that establishes evidence-based quality indicators, a scope of practice, and a knowledge base for spiritual care in health care. For more information, visit the Spiritual Care Association website.
The Fellowship and CPE Curriculum Development Grant online applications to integrate research literacy into programs is open on the Transforming Chaplaincy website. 32 grants will be awarded in the second cycle of grants selected in 2017. For more information on how to begin an application, go here.
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 is also the Director of Education for the Spiritual Care Association. Sue has over 35 years of clinical, administrative, writing, educational design, development and teaching experience in the provision of professional chaplaincy and spiritual care in numerous health care, and community settings as well as an expert advisor to interdisciplinary professional organizations. She is a board certified member and past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains who, in 2013 gave her its highest honor - the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award - and is a board certified member of the Spiritual Care Association. Sue joined HealthCare Chaplaincy in 2010.
Marian Betancourt is associate editor of PlainViews® and a professional writer and editor who has published many books and scores of newspaper and magazine articles. Her book, What to Do When Love Turns Violent, published in 2001 by HarperCollins was called “the best single resource” by The New York Times and is available as an e-book. Her latest book is Heroes of New York Harbor: Tales from the City’s Port. A new novel follows in 2017.