Effective Spiritual Care Staffing in the Midst of Health Care Reform (Mission Webinar)

What does a "model" spiritual care staffing matrix look like in today's Catholic health care organization? This question was posed to the Catholic Health Association and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains two years ago, leading to the creation of a Staffing Subcommittee of CHA's Pastoral Care Advisory Committee. During this one-hour webinar, the presenters, share the research findings of CHA's Pastoral Care Advisory Committee. Their presentation highlight the variables to be considered when staffing a spiritual care department and why a staffing model based on a ratio of a predetermined number of patient beds to a chaplain, is no longer tenable. They also explore what chaplains might need to "let go of" in order to embrace new areas where spiritual care is needed and minister at the top of their certification.

Rev. Tom Harshman, M.Div.
Director, Spiritual Care & Mission Integration
Sequoia Hospital (a member of Dignity Health)
Redwood City, Calif.

Julie M. Jones, MA
Executive Director, Mission and Ministry
St. Louis

This webinar was broadcast on August 12, 2014.

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