Partners in Healing: Bringing Compassion to People with Illness Or Loss : a Handbook

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Paulist Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 180 pages
Designed to help Christian pastoral volunteers who make home visits to the sick, the dying, the elderly, the needy, and their caregivers, a collection of instructive and sympathetic essays offer practical and spiritual advice on such topics as the development of empathetic listening skills and finding meaning in the experience of loss. Original.
 

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Contents

Finding Meaning in Loss
3
Hope
15
ISSUES FOR VISITORS
29
The Caregiver Looks Both Ways
31
Visiting Those Who Mourn
45
An Active Silence
67
The Costly Business of Being a Care Partner
84
Meetings with Patients
101
Health Issues for Visitors
115
The Ethics of Pastoral Visitation
127
SUPPORTING VISITATION PROGRAMS
137
Practical Steps to Developing Effective Volunteers
139
The Importance of Group Support for Visitors
146
Critical Issues in the Development of a Pastoral Visitation Program
162
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About the author (2003)

Musgrave is the founder of Partners in Healing, is assistant professor and co-director of pastoral counseling and spiritual care at the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University.

Bickle is co-founder of Partners in Healing, holds an M.S. in health care administration and an M.S. in social work.

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