Item description for The Hospital Handbook: A Practical Guide to Hospital Visitation by Lawrence D. Reimer & James T. Wagner...
Overview Hospital visitation is a vital part of any church's ministry. Written for the divinity student, the beginning or experienced pastor, and the lay person, this helpful handbook offers comprehensive guidance on many important aspects of pastoral care of the hospitalized. In The Hospital Handbook, readers will find valuable advice and practical information on how to understand the hospital's structure, gain access to its systems, and establish a rapport with staff, as well as explanations of hospital protocol and etiquette. The authors also explore the emotional and spiritual aspects of illness, and specific information on the needs of particular kinds of patients, including children, adolescents, substance abusers, plus AIDs, psychiatrics, and terminally ill patients. Resources for prayer, scripture readings, and sacraments are included.
Publishers Description The pastoral care-giver will want this authoritative source for developing a vital part of any church's ministry-the hospital visitation. Informative, concise, and practical.
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Introduction to hospital ministry for the non-medical person Apr 10, 1999
This book is a good introduction to the hospital ministry, with an emphasis on the structure and routine of the average hospital. A glossary of medical terms in the back is helpful. A section with suggested psalms and prayers for specific times is good. This book would be less helpful to the person with a medical background since they would find much of the content redundant. However most would find this material very helpful to them in getting started in chaplaincy work