Posted on October 29, 2018 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE
For the families in Pittsburgh, nothing will ever be the same. For anyone in the world who experiences hate crimes and daily disparagement, how can we even describe our worry, respect and love for them? We can pray. We can embrace. We can witness and speak out ...
Posted on October 23, 2018 by Sharon Dunbar-Link, M.Div.
At the root of everything that chaplains do is helping people to explore their own spirituality. Mostly we listen intently, ask questions and try to help people find their own best answer. We counsel patients of all faiths and those who don’t follow a formal religious faith. ...
Posted on October 23, 2017 by Rona Tyndall, M.Div.
Our spiritual self is the part of each individual that is unique, the innermost part of each of us that searches for meaning. As life draws to a close and grief is woven into the fabric of our days, that search for meaning becomes increasingly urgent. Hence, dying and grieving are every bit as much spiritual events as they are medical events. People are created to love and to help each other. The chaplain’s question, “How is your spirit?” is an invitation to spiritual companionship with our patients as they search their lives for meaning. ...
Posted on November 22, 2016 by Susan Haas, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Caring for a loved one with dementia presents a host of challenges for the caregiver. Over time, the demands of 24/7 care become harder for the caregiver of the person with dementia. Here are three ways that caregivers can care for themselves. ...
Posted on February 22, 2016 by Lisa Conti
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, life can become pretty scary and confusing. Here are 10 steps to help manage pain and symptoms and decide whether palliative care or hospice care is right for for you. ...