How are health care chaplains helpful to bereaved family members? Telephone survey results
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
How are health care chaplains helpful to bereaved family members?
Abstract: 

After conducting telephone interviews with 130 next-of-kin whose loved one died, the authors report whether and how chaplains were helpful to these family members. Analysis of their responses indicated that chaplains were helpful in five ways. They provided comfort and support; they helped family members with details before, during, and after death; they acted as surrogate family members until other loved ones arrived; their availability provided a safety net even if contact was limited; and they functioned as a spiritual figure who provided the transition of the patient from earth to heaven. Family members rated the helpfulness of chaplains as midway between very good and excellent.

Author(s): 
Broccolo, Gerard T.
VandeCreek, Larry
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The journal of pastoral care & counseling: JPCC
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Pastoral Care Counsel
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Year: 
2004
Pages: 
31-39
Volume: 
58
Issue: 
2-Jan
ISSN: 
1542-3050
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 15162655

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Gerard T. Broccolo and Larry VandeCreek. 2004. "How are health care chaplains helpful to bereaved family members? Telephone survey results." The journal of pastoral care & counseling: JPCC 58: 2-Jan: 31-39.

Wikipedia Citation

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