Navigation Links
When the spirit moves into the hospital
Date:6/18/2008

Waltham, MADespite changes over the last fifteen years in national accreditation guidelines making the religious and spiritual care of hospitalized patients a right, there is no evidence yet that this protection has had any effect on the number of hospitals with chaplains. Rather, new research from Brandeis University published in this month's issue of Southern Medical Journal reports that whether hospitals had a chaplain or not was strongly predicted by general demographic and institutional characteristics.

The study also suggests that greater attention to religion and spirituality in medicine may be the result of doctors' and nurses' greater attention to spirituality and religion rather than increasing numbers of hospitals with chaplains, said lead author Wendy Cadge, a sociologist and expert on spirituality in healthcare services.

"Between 1980 and 2003, the Joint Commission made it clear that patients have a right to pastoral care and other spiritual services," said Cadge. "But these guidelines do not seem to influence whether or not hospitals have chaplains."

The study found that between 54 percent and 64 percent of hospitals had chaplaincy services between 1980 and 2003, with no systematic trend over this period. Smaller hospitals and those in rural areas were less likely to have chaplaincy services. Church-operated hospitals were much more likely to have chaplaincy services. Between 1993-2003, church-operated hospitals were more likely to drop chaplaincy services than to add them. Finally, the study reported that non-profit hospitals were more likely than investor-owned hospitals to add chaplaincy services.

The study is the first of its kind to provide a systematic national overview of hospital chaplaincy based on the American Hospital Association's annual survey of hospitals. The study collected data from 1980-85; 1992-93, and 2002-03, corresponding to each time the survey included questions about chaplaincy
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Gardner
gardner@brandeis.edu
781-736-4204
Brandeis University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Internationally Known Psychic Christina Predicts Guides Others to Embrace a More Spiritual Way of Life
2. Alcohol Awareness Month: Distilled Spirits Council Urges Government Support for Standard Drink Information on Labels
3. Spirit of the Heart: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: A Community Call to Action
4. Spirit II explores long-term performance of XIENCE V stent
5. Spiritual Health Experts Speak at Chaplains Conference in Pittsburgh March 8-12
6. Most Psychiatrists Open to Discussing Spiritual Concerns
7. Health Care Bill Omits Access to Spiritual Care
8. New Yorkers Deserve Access to Spiritually Based Healing
9. Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension
10. Living Your Best Life: Adjusting Mind, Body and Spirit
11. Special Olympics Special Spirit in China Award Of Excellence Presented to Dedicated Friends of Special Olympics and City of Shanghai
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses ... in the past three years. Today, the business announces a ... to the sales manager of the company, this is on ... This point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern states ... distress to the states that permit them, according to ... on Race and Wealth. , While they generate hundreds ... at the same time substantially depress economic activity, according ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store for wedding ... its latest collection of wedding dresses , and launches a ... the wedding dress on your big day; the wedding gown ... bride wants to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Step into a ... the Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, the Museum’s ... Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside ... room to uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... said that nothing makes a lady feel more feminine than ... shows its new selection of navy cocktail dresses , ... navy cocktail gowns are the cornerstones of the site’s cocktail ... dresses in bright neon colors can be dressed up or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2Health News:UWDress.com Shows Its New Navy Cocktail Dresses For 2015 2
... the consumption of fizzy soft drinks, according to a new ... have revealed that drinking the equivalent //of two cans of ... combat dementia in older people. ,Psychology lecturer ... for exams could benefit from increasing the amount of sugar ...
... Professor Susana Martinez-conde and her research team from Barrow Neurological ... movements occurring inside the eye even when the person ... proper visibility. ,Even when we are gazing at ... things visible and if these movement stops it leads to ...
... the country in question, Turkey has pointed out that its ... ,They say that those countries are hiding outbreaks of ... killed four Turkish children. ,In the words of the ... illness exists in our neighbouring countries which are ruled by ...
... for understanding the mechanism of joint motion and movement of ... as these are the regions which are mostly being used ... University of Florida is developing a robot which accurately detects ... they are working or walking. ,By understanding how ...
... Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel ... the lungs of patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Hypertonic ... of the salt. ,The researchers arrived at this ... two weeks., They found that inhaling the salt solution improved ...
... marketing a single treatment malarial drug, by the World ... may develop a resistance to it. // ... that the practice of using artemisinin, one of the ... the parasite becoming resistant to the drug, and will ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/22/2015)... ON , Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. ... with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and ... of the Company,s accomplishments in 2014 and its outlook for ... Dear Fellow Shareholders, We would like to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) announced today ... the new Simple Plex platform through its Proteins Platform ... re-branding of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument platform from ... transformative immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively designed microfluidic ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Increasing sophistication among enterprise buyers of ... purchasing in 2015, says Moravia CMO, ... study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory, 15 ... their translation and localization needs. "From a language industry ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
... to Educate Women About this Common Condition, MILWAUKEE, ... at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee hotel (333 West Kilbourn ... 7:30 pm to talk about her,experience with stress urinary ... Down There?: Breaking the Ice About SUI, a,national public ...
... Opiate-Like Side Effects For Several ... Months Following a Single Administration, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., ... that it has initiated a new,Phase 2 study of Adlea(TM) ... total knee replacement surgery, also called,total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Adlea ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bonnie Blair to Break the Ice About Stress Urinary Incontinence in Milwaukee 2Bonnie Blair to Break the Ice About Stress Urinary Incontinence in Milwaukee 3Anesiva Initiates New Phase 2 Trial of Adlea(TM) for Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement Surgery 2Anesiva Initiates New Phase 2 Trial of Adlea(TM) for Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement Surgery 3Anesiva Initiates New Phase 2 Trial of Adlea(TM) for Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement Surgery 4
... IMMAGE Immunochemistry System gives you ... to perform accurate testing for ... It also delivers a wealth ... your laboratory to streamline its ...
... Array systems are fully automated ... fast turnaround of highly accurate ... drug monitoring (TDM) results. Using ... the easy-to-use Array® 360 performs ...
Inquire...
ELISA kit for detection of Rheumatoid Factor....
Medicine Products: