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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880088/lectio-divina-a-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-chaplaincy-program
#1
Marek S Kopacz, Mary S Adams, Robert F Searle
This participant outcome evaluation serves as a preliminary investigation into the effects of lectio divina, a chaplaincy service representing a form of focused Scripture reading. A sample of n = 19 patients who participated in this service at a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in upstate New York was screened at baseline and 30-days follow-up using the Duke University Religion Index, Berg Spiritual Injury Scale, and a screening question for thoughts of harming self or others. These measures were used to assess the intended outcomes of enhanced religiosity, ameliorated spiritual injury, and decreased thoughts of violence...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869574/international-study-of-chaplains-attitudes-about-research
#2
Austyn Snowden, George Fitchett, Daniel H Grossoehme, George Handzo, Ewan Kelly, Stephen D W King, Iain Telfer, Heather Tan, Kevin J Flannelly
An online survey was conducted by twelve professional chaplain organizations to assess chaplains' attitudes about and involvement in research. A total of 2,092 chaplains from 23 countries responded to the survey. Over 80% thought research was definitely important and nearly 70% thought chaplains should definitely be research literate. Just over 40% said they regularly read research articles and almost 60% said they occasionally did. The respondents rated their own research literacy as 6.5 on a 0-10 scale. Significant positive inter-correlations were found among all four measures: importance of (a) research and (b) research literacy; (c) frequency of reading articles; and (d) research literacy rating...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869567/use-of-the-daily-phone-diary-to-study-religiosity-and-mood-convergent-validity
#3
Rhonda D Szczesniak, Yuanshu Zou, Sophia M Dimitriou, Alexandra L Quittner, Daniel H Grossoehme
Studies of religious/spiritual behavior frequently rely on self-reported questionnaire data, which is susceptible to bias. The Daily Phone Diary (DPD) was developed to minimize bias in reporting activities and behavior across a 24-hour period. A cross-sectional study of 126 parents of children with cystic fibrosis was used to establish the validity of the DPD to study religious/spiritual behaviors. Longitudinal models were used to determine the odds of improved mood during religious/spiritual activities. Convergent validity was found...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635792/editorial-board-eov
#4
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October 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27254073/-chaplains-for-wellbeing-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-investigation-of-their-perceived-impact-for-patients-health-and-wellbeing
#5
Wilfred McSherry, Adam Boughey, Peter Kevern
Although Health Chaplaincy services are well-established in hospitals in the United Kingdom and across the world, Primary Care Chaplaincy is still in its infancy and much less extensively developed. This study explored the impact the introduction of a Primary Care "Chaplains for Wellbeing" service had upon patients' experience and perceived health and well-being. Sixteen patients participated in one-one interviews. Transcripts were analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Patients reported circumstances that had eroded perceived self-efficacy, self-identity, and security manifesting as existential displacement; summarized under the superordinate theme of "loss...
October 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215311/spiritual-care-with-sick-children-and-young-people-a-handbook-for-chaplains-paediatric-health-professionals-arts-therapists-and-youth-workers-paperback-nash-paul-darby-kathryn-and-nash-sally
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191058/communicating-chaplains-care-narrative-documentation-in-a-neuroscience-spine-intensive-care-unit
#7
Rebecca Johnson, M Jeanne Wirpsa, Lara Boyken, Matthew Sakumoto, George Handzo, Abel Kho, Linda Emanuel
Chaplaincy care is different for every patient; a growing challenge is to ensure that electronic health records function to support personalized care. While ICU health care teams have advanced clinical practice guidelines to identify and integrate relevant aspects of the patient's story into whole person care, recommendations for documentation are rare. This qualitative study of over 400 free-text EHR notes offers unique insight into current use of free-text documentation in ICU by six chaplains integrated into the healthcare team...
October 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398684/i-m-still-me-inspiration-and-instruction-from-individuals-with-brain-cancer
#8
Katherine M Piderman, Jason S Egginton, Cory Ingram, Ann Marie Dose, Timothy J Yoder, Laura A Lovejoy, Spence W Swanson, James T Hogg, Maria I Lapid, Aminah Jatoi, Megan S Remtema, Beba S Tata, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf
Individuals with brain cancer face many challenges, including threats to cognition, personality, and sensory and motor functioning. These can alter one's sense of identity and result in despair. Chaplain-led spiritual interviews were conducted with 19 patients with brain cancer as part of a larger spiritual legacy intervention called "Hear My Voice." The majority was female (58%), married (68%) and had aggressive/advanced tumors (63%). Participants were 22-68 years of age and expressed the following religious affiliations: Protestant (42%), Catholic (21%), Muslim (5%), and none (32%)...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328207/studying-associations-in-health-care-research
#9
Kevin J Flannelly, Laura T Flannelly, Katherine R B Jankowski
This article discusses some of the types of relationships observed in healthcare research and depicts them in graphic form. The article begins by explaining two basic associations observed in chemistry and physics (Boyles' Law and Charles' Law), and illustrates how these associations are similar to curvilinear and linear associations, respectively, found in healthcare. Graphs of curvilinear associations include morbidity curves and survival and mortality curves. Several examples of linear relationships are given and methods of testing linear relationships with interval and ratio data are introduced (i...
July 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191375/help-seeking-behaviors-among-active-duty-military-personnel-utilization-of-chaplains-and-other-mental-health-service-providers
#10
Jessica Kelley Morgan, Laurel Hourani, Marian E Lane, Stephen Tueller
Military chaplains not only conduct religious services, but also provide counseling and spiritual support to military service members, operating as liaisons between soldiers and mental health professionals. In this study, active-duty soldiers (N = 889) reported help-seeking behaviors and mental health. Using logistic regressions, we describe the issues for which soldiers reported seeking help, then outline the characteristics of those who are most likely to seek help from a chaplain. Of the soldiers who sought help from a chaplain within the previous year, 29...
July 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191221/the-differential-effects-of-chaplain-interventions-on-patient-satisfaction
#11
Vanshdeep Sharma, Deborah B Marin, Eugene Sosunov, Fatih Ozbay, Rafael Goldstein, George F Handzo
There is an acute need to define the specific skills that make chaplains integral to the healthcare team. This prospective study attempts to identify those skills that may be specific to chaplains, for whom no other member of the health care team has similar training, and to examine if these skills have a differential effect on patient satisfaction. A total of 59 interventions were identified and grouped into 10 categories by focus groups comprised of chaplains. Subsequently, Principal Component Analysis yielded two independent variables; Component 1 representing the "Religious/Spiritual" dimension, and Component 2 representing the "Psychosocial" dimension of chaplains' work...
July 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322781/the-soul-s-legacy-a-program-designed-to-help-prepare-senior-adults-cope-with-end-of-life-existential-distress
#12
Fred Grewe
Current innovative psychological therapies have made great progress in addressing existential suffering in dying patients but are often begun to late in the end-of-life process and often ignore religion, which for many is a major component in the meaning-making process. Therefore, this article explores how chaplains (who are familiar with various religious traditions without promoting them) can help prepare senior adults effectively cope with inevitable end-of-life existential issues. The project described in this article provides tools for chaplains to address the real issues that terrify us all, but particularly the elderly: death, isolation, and meaninglessness...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26901281/health-care-chaplaincy-a-scoping-review-of-the-evidence-2009-2014
#13
REVIEW
Barbara Pesut, Shane Sinclair, George Fitchett, Madeleine Greig, Sarah E Koss
There is a growing body of evidence investigating chaplaincy services. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine the empirical literature specific to the role of chaplaincy within health care published since 2009. Electronic searches of four databases were conducted in August 2015. After screening, 48 studies were retained and reviewed. Four themes emerged: experiences and perceptions of the health care chaplain (n = 15), chaplain practice (n = 9), emerging areas of health care chaplaincy (n = 16), and outcome studies (n = 8)...
2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26901280/screening-for-spiritual-struggle-in-an-adolescent-transgender-clinic-feasibility-and-acceptability
#14
Daniel H Grossoehme, Alexis Teeters, Sue Jelinek, Sophia M Dimitriou, Lee Ann E Conard
Spiritual struggles are associated with poorer health outcomes, including depression, which has higher prevalence among transgender individuals than the general population. This study's objective was to improve the quality of care in an outpatient transgender clinic by screening patients and caregivers for spiritual struggle and future intervention. The quality improvement questions addressed were whether screening for spiritual struggle was feasible and acceptable; and whether the sensitivity and specificity of the Rush Protocol were acceptable...
2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26789337/recovering-religious-voice-and-imagination-a-response-to-nolan-s-case-study-he-needs-to-talk
#15
COMMENT
Barbara Pesut
In Nolan's case study, "He Needs to Talk!": A Chaplain's Response to Nonreligious Spiritual Care," he asks an important question: "What is distinctive about the chaplain's role in working with nonreligious people?" This is a compelling question for chaplains working in a society where individuals are increasingly defining themselves as NOT religious. In this response, I will analyze how our current religious context, in which we feel over-responsible for an existential quest without a language to express our dilemma, creates a unique role for chaplaincy with the nonreligious...
2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26789336/myths-and-systems-a-response-to-he-needs-to-talk-a-chaplain-s-case-study-of-nonreligious-spiritual-care
#16
COMMENT
Denise Hess
In response to Chaplain Steve Nolan's case study, "He Needs to Talk: A Chaplain's Case Study of Nonreligious Spiritual Care," this article presents two areas for further examination: the concept of the idealized "good death" and Bowen family systems theory as a model of psychospiritual care for the family system. Chaplains are challenged to critically engage the predominant and often romanticized views of the ideal death in order to support patients and their loved ones through difficult deaths such as the one depicted in this case study...
2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26789335/-he-needs-to-talk-a-chaplain-s-case-study-of-nonreligious-spiritual-care
#17
Steve Nolan
Chaplains have always worked with nonreligious people, but it is not always clear what is distinctive about their contribution. This case describes an episode of nonreligious spiritual care in order to explore the value of chaplaincy work with people who regard themselves as nonreligious. This case reports on work with a dying man and his family-wife, daughter, sister, and son-in-law-whose religion is secularized, but whose secularism is touched by the sacred.
2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26168408/chaplain-documentation-and-the-electronic-medical-record-a-survey-of-acpe-residency-programs
#18
Alexander Tartaglia, Diane Dodd-McCue, Timothy Ford, Charles Demm, Alma Hassell
This study explores the extent to which chaplaincy departments at ACPE-accredited residency programs make use of the electronic medical record (EMR) for documentation and training. Survey data solicited from 219 programs with a 45% response rate and interview findings from 11 centers demonstrate a high level of usage of the EMR as well as an expectation that CPE residents document each patient/family encounter. Centers provided considerable initial training, but less ongoing monitoring of chaplain documentation...
2016: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26358089/education-for-professional-chaplains-should-certification-competencies-shape-curriculum
#19
George Fitchett, Alexander Tartaglia, Kevin Massey, Beth Jackson-Jordon, Paul E Derrickson
The growing importance of professional chaplains in patient-centered care has raised questions about education for professional chaplaincy. One recommendation is that the curricula of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency programs make use of the chaplaincy certification competencies. To determine the adoption of this recommendation, we surveyed CPE supervisors from 26 recently re-accredited, stipended CPE residency programs. We found the curricula of 38% of these programs had substantive engagement with the certification competencies, 38% only introduced students to the competences, and 23% of the programs made no mention of them...
2015: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26207906/measures-of-variability-in-chaplaincy-health-care-and-related-research
#20
Kevin J Flannelly, Katherine R B Jankowski, Laura T Flannelly
This article discusses statistical measures of variability in relation to measures of central tendency and levels of measurement. Three measures of variability used in healthcare research (the range, the interquartile range, and the standard deviation) are described and compared, including their uses and limitations. The article describes how each of the three measures is calculated, and it provides a step-by-step example of calculating the sums of squares, variance, and standard deviation. Graphs of frequency and percentage distributions are used to show how the interquartile range and the standard deviation represent the variability observed within distributions...
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