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Primary Physican Care and Pastoral Care of the Patient

Primary Physican Care and Pastoral Care of the Patient

5 Helpful Tips for Understanding Patients and their Issues Better Each time a patient walks into your office, you are presented with a unique opportunity to make use of your skills as a provider. While all providers have an approach that works for them and their practice, there is typically room for improvement, specifically regarding how the provider makes use of the information offered by each patient. Some patients offer a myriad of documents from previous providers, while others seem to be amusing themselves by your detective skills. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best information in the most

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Doctors Need to Realize the Importance of End of Life Care

Doctors Need to Realize the Importance of End of Life Care

Pastoral Care Provides Relief for the Entire Personhood of Someone Who is Dying   End of life care involves treating the entire person beyond the physical symptoms.  Pastoral Care takes this to another level when the pastoral care giver treats the entirety of the person. Patti Singer, a writer for Democrat and Chronicle.com, explores how doctors are beginning to see and understand the importance of spiritual and emotional care of the dying in her article, “Doctor Shares Vision of Care for the Dying. End-of-life care provides an opportunity — not to deliver the most care, but to provide the best

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The Spiritual Message of Pastoral Thanatology

The Spiritual Message of Pastoral Thanatology

Pastoral Counselors Must Be Like the Good Samaritan The spiritual message of Pastoral Thanatology echoes with the words of Christ when he said “when you do something for the least of your brethen, you do it for me”.   When a pastoral counselor walks downs the halls of a hospital or nursing home, he or she should see Christ in all the faces of the people. Christ pointed this out best in his parable of the “Good Samaritan” where only a Samaritan was willing to help an injured man.  Pastoral Counselors encounter Christ in the faces of the suffering on a