Outcomes of Faith During Hospitalization

A Case Study Method

by Reverend Dr. Hiltrude Nusser-Telfer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781456741587
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781456741594

About the Book

Chapter III presents eight case studies that identify and support the need for Professional Spiritual Care to undergird the work and healing methods of physicians and allied health professionals.The case study method was the result of the encouragement of many patients and medical professionals over the course of fifteen years of ministry.We are spiritual beings in a human body. The spiritual assessment looks at a patient's medical condition, social support system and religious affiliation including spiritual commitment to a belief in God. In dealing with a devastating illness, it is possible for patients to submit in trust and faith to believe in the God of Jesus Christ. Prayer and faith are our protection from evil. Due to our inherent insecurity, we open ourselves up to fear, which projects the wrong issues into our lives and encourages us to cop out from our intentions of protecting our soul and submitting to the will of God.

About the Author

Hiltrude writes from the heart and shares her experience working as a board certified chaplain in Hospice, Trauma I Hospital and currently Acute Care Hospital. She graduated in 1994 from Katholieke Universiteit,TeLeuven, Belgium with a BA and MA in Religious Studies. After graduation she moved back to the United States and continued her studies with two residencies, six semesters of Clinical Pastoral Education and became a board certified chaplain. In her ministry she became aware that sick and dying patients needed an opportunity to unburden themselves. Having started as a laywoman she continued her studies and was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. In addition, she received her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, IN.