Healthcare chaplaincy is a specialized, unique field of ministry that is continuing to increase in demand in clinical settings such as hospitals and hospice centers. This course will address the theory and practice of clinical chaplaincy in hospitals and focus on developing the skills necessary for providing effective interfaith care and spiritual counseling in the medical setting. Course content will include readings, group discussions, and counseling practice, and will emphasize five main areas of clinical chaplaincy: 1) counseling intervention skills, 2) interfaith spiritual care and end-of-life support, 3) ethics in the medical context, 4) clinical standards and due diligence in the institution, and 5) self-care. Prerequisite: Spiritual Care and Counseling, HDS 2927, or equivalent.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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