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Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling Pastoral Care Involves Counseling insidiously, failing to care for them adequately or judgmentally blaming the patient for his or her care needs. These more Family and Medical Staff By the Rev. Timothy A. Marshall middle-class dropout; Peter, a 29-yearold Hispanic with an IV drug history and two young children; Robert, a 34-yearold gay, white male; and Marta, a 26year-old nurse in her third trimester of pregnancy, originally from Haiti, have something in common. They all have AIDS. These patients all utilized the services of our Pastoral Care Team effectively to help understand and manage their illnesses. The goal of pastoral care in the medical setting is to help the patient in articulating his or her religious beliefs and traditions as those traditions and beliefs inform the patient about how he or she views the presenting medical situation. The patient's world view is of primary importance, not the chaplain's own religious orientation or background. The language of religious tradition expresses much of how an individual perceives the meaning of medical events in his or her life. Religious tradition also provides a bridge by which the individual is able to tie together new, and in the case of AIDS, cataclysmic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Pastoral Counseling

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

Pastoral Counseling

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

Abstract

Pastoral Care Involves Counseling insidiously, failing to care for them adequately or judgmentally blaming the patient for his or her care needs. These more Family and Medical Staff By the Rev. Timothy A. Marshall middle-class dropout; Peter, a 29-yearold Hispanic with an IV drug history and two young children; Robert, a 34-yearold gay, white male; and Marta, a 26year-old nurse in her third trimester of pregnancy, originally from Haiti, have something in common. They all have AIDS. These patients all utilized the services of our Pastoral Care Team effectively to help understand and manage their illnesses. The goal of pastoral care in the medical setting is to help the patient in articulating his or her religious beliefs and traditions as those traditions and beliefs inform the patient about how he or she views the presenting medical situation. The patient's world view is of primary importance, not the chaplain's own religious orientation or background. The language of religious tradition expresses much of how an individual perceives the meaning of medical events in his or her life. Religious tradition also provides a bridge by which the individual is able to tie together new, and in the case of AIDS, cataclysmic

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Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1987 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
eISSN
1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1987.1.18
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Abstract

Pastoral Care Involves Counseling insidiously, failing to care for them adequately or judgmentally blaming the patient for his or her care needs. These more Family and Medical Staff By the Rev. Timothy A. Marshall middle-class dropout; Peter, a 29-yearold Hispanic with an IV drug history and two young children; Robert, a 34-yearold gay, white male; and Marta, a 26year-old nurse in her third trimester of pregnancy, originally from Haiti, have something in common. They all have AIDS. These patients all utilized the services of our Pastoral Care Team effectively to help understand and manage their illnesses. The goal of pastoral care in the medical setting is to help the patient in articulating his or her religious beliefs and traditions as those traditions and beliefs inform the patient about how he or she views the presenting medical situation. The patient's world view is of primary importance, not the chaplain's own religious orientation or background. The language of religious tradition expresses much of how an individual perceives the meaning of medical events in his or her life. Religious tradition also provides a bridge by which the individual is able to tie together new, and in the case of AIDS, cataclysmic

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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