Chaplaincy offers spiritual care to anyone and everyone. This means offering a radical embrace to those with whom the chaplain may have profound spiritual, religious, political, cultural, or other differences. What is the radical acceptance required to provide meaningful spiritual care, and how can aspiring chaplains begin preparing themselves for this crucial, but often quite difficult, aspect of the work?
All sessions of the Field Guide series are available in full here.
Beyond this session on radical embrace of “the other,” those interested in our Field Guide series should also download our free eBooks Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Care, available here. Those interested in exploring CPE further should also download Mychal Springer’s eBook The Art of Spiritual Care: Beginner’s Guide to Clinical Pastoral Education, available here.
We are joined by:
Jason Callahan is an instructor in the Department of Patient Counseling, College of Health Professions, and chaplain for the Thomas Palliative Care Unit in Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.
We thank our sponsors for this season of the Field Guide series: