For chaplains and other spiritual care providers, the responsibility of tending for the sick and suffering isn’t just about supporting those infected with the virus—it’s about the people who provide their care, too.
“What we’ve seen in the last month is a real demand for chaplains in healthcare organizations,” said Wendy Cadge founder of the Massachusetts-based Chaplaincy Innovation Lab. “First, because of the anxiety of the staff,” she said, and second, because visitors and family members can’t enter hospitals for risk of contamination.
We know that after this passes, there’s going to be a huge amount of PTSD among healthcare providers,” Cadge said. “We’re trying to prepare for that.”
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