ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — A national survey of physicians’ experience with hospital chaplains found that the vast majority of doctors were satisfied with the spiritual services provided. The results of the survey — the largest, most representative survey of physicians’ attitudes about religion and spirituality conducted to date — are published in a research letter in the October 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. George Fitchett, PhD, a chaplain at Rush University Medical Center, is the study’s lead author. Other researchers involved in the study were Kenneth Rasinski, PhD, from the University of Chicago; Wendy Cadge, PhD, from Brandeis University; and Dr. Farr Curlin, from the University of Chicago.
On September 15th, 2010 the Board Certified Chaplain Rev. George F. Handzo will be speaking to physicians and other medical staff during Grand Rounds Continuing Medical Education about the role of spiritual care for patients.
Click on the articles written by Rev. Handzo below:
Best Practices in Professional Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care Staffing and Productivity: More than ratios
Pastoral Care: An Underutilized HR Resource