US News and World Report: Coronavirus shifts spiritual care

From Katja Ridderbusch at US News and World Report:

“Sometimes, health care can wear you down. And you wonder if you are making a difference,” she says. But the people she’s working with do, she adds – there’s “no doubt about that.”

Jackson-Jordan is a hospital chaplain with Emory Healthcare in metro Atlanta. Across the country, providers like her are in high demand as the coronavirus pandemic tears through communities. Yet they are limited in how they can offer spiritual care that is inherently physical, often prevented from entering a coronavirus patient’s room due to a dearth of protective equipment like masks.

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