Advancing Spiritual Care Through Research

Touched by an Angel: A Chaplain’s Response to the Case Study’s Key Interventions, Styles, and Themes/Outcomes

This article is a response by a long-term oncology chaplain to a case by another oncology chaplain. The author notes interventions key to the relationship and outcomes, highlights differences in chaplaincy styles, and summarizes significant outcomes that are common in oncology chaplaincy. The purpose of the response is to further demonstrate how chaplains think about and engage patients=families in chaplaincy care as well as to stimulate the reflective process of the readers of the case study.