Lancaster Online: Chaplaincy on the front lines

From Earle Cornelius at Lancaster Online:

Connecting with patients by digital means, holding phone and Zoom prayer conferences for hospital staffs, standing in for family members with a dying COVID-19 victim.

This is part the new reality for hospital chaplains. Because family members and outside clergy are not allowed into hospitals, chaplains are on the front lines more than ever.

“Responding to the COVID pandemic gives us a totally new context for what this work looks like,” said McCaskey and Union Theological Seminary graduate Scott Sprunger. “At the same time … we are doing exactly what we signed up to do.”

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