May 25, 2018

Multimedia Resources

We’ve curated the best of audio and visual media exploring chaplaincy today. Here you can find links to podcasts, documentaries, interviews, and more; if you know of new materials, please let us know.

A kitten for a dying man

From “Hear Me Now”: Arleta Lefler talks to her colleague, Theresa Gleason, about nursing being more than a job and how a stolen moment with a kitten allowed a man with cancer to die at peace.

A nurse goes in for open-heart surgery

From “Hear Me Now”: Lindsey Burrell and her mother, Julie Baker, both ICU nurses at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., talk about Lindsey’s recent open heart surgery and how the experience has fundamentally changed their approach to nursing.

A Presence in the Wild

From OnBeing: Kate Braestrup

A soulful force

From “Hear Me Now”: Chaplain Denise Hess worked alongside palliative care nurse Marianne Ayala for years. Denise, who has moved on to a new role in a different state, shares her belief that science and spirituality can coexist in health care, and how she is determined to serve as a harmonizing agent.

Answering the call

From “Hear Me Now”: Recovering journalists Becky Nappi, director of mission integration at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., and Michael Drummond, director of communications at the Institute for Human Caring in Torrance, Calif., share how they heeded the power of calling and the spiritual forces that moved them to work at Providence St. Read more about Answering the call[…]

Atheist chaplain champions the need for pastoral care in the ADF

From ABC (Australia) radio: Justin Murray

Cancer – best thing that ever happened to me

From “Hear Me Now”: Providence’s Tue Nguyen shares with mentor Jennifer Kozakowski how his bout with tongue cancer taught him to savor life and cherish what matters most.

Chaplains (film)

OFFICIAL TRAILER for CHAPLAINS from Journey Films on Vimeo. CHAPLAINS is a 2-hour documentary film that takes the viewer into the dynamic world of chaplains – men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but are trained to be of comfort and support to everyone – religious or not. With a tradition dating back Read more about Chaplains (film)[…]

Confiding with a king

From “Hear Me Now”: Jay Hess, donor relations coordinator for the TrinityCare Hospice Foundation, shares with colleague Chloe Medrano his career shift from building custom cars to raising money for children in hospice care. He also reveals his approach in asking for donations – molded by nuggets of wisdom he collected from the king of Bahrain.

Conversations before Dying

From pbs.org: A hospice chaplain says the most compassionate thing to do for the dying is not turn away.