We’ve recommended a set of top resources on particular outcomes in chaplaincy. These articles and other resources represent some of the very best research and practice being done today. Our list is not intended to be comprehensive, and the selection represents the perspectives of the editorial team. These resources will be updated as new articles become available, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Balboni TA, Vanderwerker LC, Block SD, Paulk ME, Lathan CS, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG (2007). “Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life.” Journal of Clinical Oncology 25, 555-60.
Bay PS, Beckman D, Trippi J, Gunderman R, Terry C (2008). “The Effect of Pastoral Care Services on Anxiety, Depression, Hope, Religious Coping, and Religious Problem Solving Styles: A Randomized Controlled Study.” Journal of Religion & Health 47, 57-69.
Berning JN, Poor AD, Buckly SM, Patel KR, Lederer DJ, Goldstein NE, Brodie D, Baldwin MR (2016). “A Novel Picture Guide to Improve Spiritual Care and Reduce Anxiety in Mechanically Ventilated Adults in the Intensive Care Unit.” Annals of the American Thoracic Society 13, 1333-42.
Piderman KM, Breitkopf CR, Jenkins SM, Lapid MI, Kwete GM, Sytsma TT, Lovejoy LA, Yoder TJ, Jatoi A (2017). “The Impact of a Spiritual Legacy Intervention in Patients with Brain Cancers and Other Neurologic Illnesses and Their Support Persons.” Psychooncology 26, 346-353.
Johnson JR, Engelberg RA, Nielsen EL, Kross EK, Smith NL, Hanada JC, Doll O’Mahoney SK, Curtis JR (2014). “The Association of Spiritual Care Providers’ Activities with Family Members’ Satisfaction with Care after a Death in the ICU.” Critical Care Medicine 42, 1991-2000.
Williams JA, Meltzer D, Arora V, Chung G, Curlin FA (2011). “Attention to Inpatients’ Religious and Spiritual Concerns: Predictors and Association with Patient Satisfaction.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 26, 1265-71.