Volunteer Training Manual
Expanding the reach of chaplaincy without pulling on the purse strings is on every director’s mind. Engaging volunteers whether lay or clergy can be the answer; however for this approach to work, effective volunteers need to have a baseline training on rules of the game. The onus is upon you to develop this training.
PlainViews® mission is to translate knowledge and skills into effective chaplaincy practice and care for the Human Spirit.
PlainViews® is a monthly online journal published by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network. While its mission is to translate knowledge and skills into effective chaplaincy practice and care for the human spirit, its uniqueness lies in the wealth and depth of articles submitted by active clinicians who share practical information.
- "The articles are very helpful, adds to my professional education, and I have been able to help others with resources from PlainViews® periodically.”
- “I have greatly benefited from PlainViews® since day one. Most articles are a quick read and have stirred up thoughts and conversations with colleagues. I have been reflecting on my practice many times because of themes that came from PlainViews®.”
- “Plainviews® is a unique resource and conversation launching point of chaplaincy of all types.”
- “I thoroughly enjoy Plainviews®. Every article is helpful/interesting/thought-provoking. I look forward to every issue.”
PlainViews® is a must-have resource for chaplains and others who are committed to the integration of spirituality into whole-person care. It is a cost-effective resource for individuals, teams and departments.
Price: $40 (1 year subscription)
Caring for the Human Spirit Magazine®
This biannual magazine, published by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, uniquely offers a rich mix of articles and columns on topics of interest to chaplains and other disciplines interested in advancing the integration of spiritual care in health care. With each issue, multi-disciplinary health care professionals will be "in the know"--learning about best practices, strategies and research that can help enhance their practice, improve patient satisfaction, and offer inspiration to patients and their families.Caring for the Human Spirit Magazine publishes in the spring/summer and fall/winter.
Meditative Spiritual Techniques
Add to your chaplaincy tool box with HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM's informative and portable Meditative Spiritual Care Techniques brochure to use at the bedside.
As a spiritual care provider, whether a generalist or a specialist in this area, there are a number of spiritual techniques one can employ in working with patients with chronic and serious illness and their caregivers. By incorporating one or more of following techniques-meditative prayer, scriptural focused prayer, relaxation response and healing rituals, you can guide individuals with these easy-to-use techniques and help them create a sustained practice.
An Invitation to Chaplaincy Research: Entering the Process
This handbook explores how the chaplaincy profession, through research, may establish vital links between chaplain caring practices with the growing expectations that health care providers demonstrate the value of their practices. This book is both invitation and challenge to the profession to contribute to the growth, effectiveness and longevity of chaplaincy by increasing its research literacy and by supporting or participating in research opportunities.
Handbook of Patient’s Spiritual and Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals
As health care professionals, we encounter patients of different faith and cultural backgrounds. This handbook is intended as an easy-to-use guide to describe beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group.
Other Publications and Resources
- HealthCare Chaplaincy Network e-newsletter
- The Soul of Bioethics - an e-newsletter published periodically and edited by Harry (Rick) Moody, Ph.D., director of academic affairs for AARP in Washington, D.C. It is published periodically
- The first handbook on Best Practices for the Provision of Spiritual Care to Persons with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, produced by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and authored by HealthCare Chaplaincy
- Cultural and Spiritual Sensitivity - A Learning Module for Health Care Professionals
- Practical Bearings - series of biographies and critical reviews of the important books, articles and other publications on the theory and practice of pastoral care. HealthCare Chaplaincy thanks the John Templeton Foundation for its generous support
- For Community Religious Professionals - Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide to learn to minister safely and effectively to survivors of disasters