April 19, 2017
Bringing the Family Closer Valeri Briggs
Books for the Chaplaincy Library Sue Wintz
Making Our Voices Heard George Handzo
The Natural Spiritual Awakening of Springtime Eric J. Hall
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.
Welcome to PlainViews®, the online journal that translates knowledge and skills into effective professional practice to care for the human spirit. It is published electronically once a month by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™.
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 www.healthcarechaplaincy.org.
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.
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.
In order to engage in dialogue with professional colleagues around articles, subscribers can leave comments directly beneath the article. Simply add your feedback and click "Comment". Articles from previous issues are available in the archives. PlainViews® offers the opportunity to share the depth and breadth of the unique perspectives of chaplains and other professionals who work with them. The views expressed in PlainViews® are those of our contributors.
Reading PlainViews® may help meet required continuing education hours for 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
Associate Editor and Customer Service Manager