Count Chaplains in, Not Out
Reverend Eric J. Hall, DTh, APBCC, president and chief executive officer of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, Inc. and the Spiritual Care Association, makes the case for the important role that chaplains play on palliative care teams — in regular times, and times of crisis like the present pandemic.
Rev. Hall says, "If you are looking for ways to increase emotional support for your frontline clinical staff or seeking to address burnout among your physicians, hire more chaplains! We are trained to do this work. Many of us have indeed been preparing our entire professional lives to rise to the challenge of such a moment in time as the one we are facing right now."