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Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.
Master of Theology (Th.M)
Although hospital chaplaincy is rooted in religious traditions and histories, relying too strictly on traditional religious conventions can lead to lazy spiritual care that ignores the lived reality of patients. We must be attuned to the systemic and social issues that influence a patient’s experience, and recognize that spiritual care does not develop in an isolated vacuum. Through case studies, I focus on examining the various social issues impacting the patient, and then more closely examine exactly what happens in the chaplaincy encounter that constitutes spiritual care. I aim to expand the limits of what is seen as spiritual care to include such seeming dichotomies as spiritual versus mundane, eternal versus temporary, life versus death.
Deutsch, Brianna, "Chaplaincy and Expansive Spiritual Care" (2022). Jesuit School of Theology Dissertations. 104.
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