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June 20, 2018
Volume 15 No. 6

Open Access

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About Us

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

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

Managing Editor








Marian Betancourt

Associate Editor and Customer Service Manager