Beliefs Nurture Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy Nurtures the Spirit

Authors

  • Daniel H. Grossoehme Akron Children’s Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.37175

Keywords:

Chaplain, paediatrics, theology, family, questions, God

Abstract

The author reflects on over 25 years of working as a chaplain in a paediatric setting. How has his beliefs nurtured his clinical care of children and families? How have his experiences shaped his interpretation of clinical encounters? Bedside questions, he finds, are less about finding the right answer than about exploring possibilities, and wondering about new aspects of God that he, or the other person, have not glimpsed before.

Author Biography

Daniel H. Grossoehme, Akron Children’s Hospital

Daniel Grossoehme is a Staff Scientist (Haslinger Family Palliative Care Center) at the Akron Children's Hospital, Ohio, USA. When preparing this reflection, he was working as Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Staff Chaplain III in the Department of Pastoral Care, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, USA.

References

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Published

2019-04-26

How to Cite

Grossoehme, D. (2019). Beliefs Nurture Chaplaincy: Chaplaincy Nurtures the Spirit. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 7(1), 75-83. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.37175

Issue

Section

Professional Reflection