In Our Unit. "I'm Here to Support You in Whatever Way Is Meaningful"

Pelletier, Debra; Schmidt, Karen
December 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p83
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of chaplain as a member of a health care team in facilitating a treatment environment. It says that the chaplain has been helpful in assisting the families of some of the most critical patients, specifically when they are dealing with end-of-life care. It says that in these circumstances, the chaplain is a great provider of comfort to the unit's staff and the families. It adds that the chaplain has a natural ability to comfort and intervene with the patient.


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