For the past week, lots of questions have been raised about hospice chaplaincy and it’s legitimacy. I started hospice chaplaincy 5 years ago as a resource site for hospice chaplains. I had my theological training at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. That is where I got both my MDiv and Doctoral degrees. My doctoral thesis was on “Meaning making in the final stages of life.” Most of the articles I have on the site are from my doctoral thesis.
Before I became a hospice chaplain with Advocate Health Care, I did a unit of CPE at Adventist LaGrange Hospital and then a residency at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (5 Units of CPE) but none of those experiences fully prepared me for hospice chaplaincy. They prepared me for hospital chaplaincy.
I struggled with issues of hospice documentation, understanding death and dying, the dymanics of end of life care etc…
The motivation for this site is to help hospice chaplains prosper at their job and to help hospice agencies improve patient satisfaction.
The real reason I was drawn to hospice was my life experience. Here is my story.
If you’ve been through what I have been through, you can not help but walk alongside those who are dealing with death and dying.
I want to thank all the hospice chaplains and other proffessionals who have freely contributed in the last five years via articles to make this a great place for hospice chaplains and end of life practitioners. Our presence online has grown so much and watch out for new things coming out soon. This is all for you, for free with no membership required.