Hospital Chaplains Contribute to Patient Satisfaction and Well-being
This Week @ ACPE | February 12, 2018
The Joint Commission
published a two-part series exploring how chaplains improve the satisfaction and well-being of hospitalized patients and their families. Chaplains are specifically trained to help people during a crisis, which is how patients and family members often view a hospitalization.
Body, Mind, Spirit: Hospital Chaplains Contribute to Patient Satisfaction and Well-Being, Part 1,
The Source for Joint Commission Compliance Strategies, January 2018, Volume 16, Issue 1
In part 1, Amy Greene, DMin, director of Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic, explained that chaplains have a high tolerance for sadness and anger and know how to help people find internal and external resources to cope with crisis.
Body, Mind, Spirit: Hospital Chaplains Contribute to Patient Satisfaction and Well-Being, Part 2
The Source for Joint Commission Compliance Strategies, February 2018, Volume 16, Issue 2
In part 2, they describe how chaplains help hospitals meet various Joint Commission standards; perform spiritual or religious screenings, histories, and assessments; assist in decisions about end-of-life care; and conduct evidence-based research.