ACPE Research Network Article of the Month
Transforming Chaplaincy is pleased to feature here the Article of the Month, produced by ACPE Research. Each month at least one article is discussed in detail; related resources are also recommended, as well as ways to incorporate this latest research into the classroom.
This month’s study examines a healthcare & religious community partnership in Chicago, aimed at increasing patients’ sense of spiritual support at the end of life and at potentially affecting healthcare outcomes. The Spiritual Care Advocate model involved a chaplain in a key role, and the whole project shows promise for replication. Co-authors Marsha Sumner and George Fitchett are professional hospital-based chaplains.
November: “‘My doctor says the cancer is worse, but I believe in miracles’ –when religious belief in miracles diminishes the impact of news of cancer progression on change in prognostic understanding.”