Master of Arts in Healthcare Chaplaincy
Tuition cost $2,395.00
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What Is a Healthcare Chaplain?
A hospital/healthcare chaplain, is a person who provides pastoral care and services in hospitals, nursing homes or for hospice or the homebound sick. They primarily work with patients and their loved ones but they may offer ministry to staff members of nursing homes and hospitals as well, when requested. The role of a healthcare chaplain is generally the same no matter the church or entity they represent.
Healthcare Chaplain Job Description
What Does a Chaplain Do?
The duties of a healthcare chaplain range from giving spiritual support to patients and loved ones to providing spiritual peace for a patient who is nearing the end of his or her life. They may perform prayer or counseling, read from the Bible or lend an ear for people who need advice or comfort for any spiritual/emotional difficulties.
Chaplain duties normally include filling out records of their activities with patients, teaching/helping other staff members who wish to incorporate spiritual methods, and building relationships with patients and staff alike. In times of crisis or trauma, chaplains may provide grief counseling. Patience, empathy, communication, and listening skills are very common requirements to perform chaplain responsibilities.
Before becoming a healthcare chaplain, an individual may become ordained or may already have an ordination certificate. Ordination requirements differ by denomination and churches and there is no one way to become ordained. You may already be ordained or wish to pursue ordination at the end of this study.
- Ten Courses for 50 Hours of study/Credit.
- Five Verbatims
Verbatims are dialogues that you have with hospital/nursing home/hospice or
sick homebound individuals. They are to be one to three pages.
Verbatims begin with a brief introductory paragraph describing the setting of your conversation. You then proceed to share your pastoral care visit by including parts of your conversation. What he/she said and what you said to the person. You may then add a concluding paragraph describing the outcome of your visit and how you perceived your visit went.
Select from any of the following textbooks.
Choose ten courses below.
You may have up to three No Travel Seminars. Video seminars are not required but may be used as alternates for three textbook courses. Any of the seminars may be used. Video seminars may be found
on the No Travel Seminar page.
Submit a 10 to 20 page summary of each textbook to Schoolassignment@aol.com
Video Seminars require 4 – 6 pages of summary notes.
We suggest buying two or three books and after completing your first book and paper please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then move on to the next textbook. While we are grading your first paper you can be reading your next textbook.
Courses and Textbooks
Course HC 501 Healthcare Chaplaincy –
Required Reading Healthcare Chaplaincy by Kathy J. Smith
Course HC 503 Evidence Based Healthcare Chaplaincy
Required reading Evidence Based Healthcare Chaplaincy by George Fitchett
Course HC 505 Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy
Required reading Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy by George Fitchett
Course HC 507 Chaplains as Partners in Medical Decision-Making: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy
Required reading, Chaplains as Partners in Medical Decision-Making: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy by Karen Pugliese, Jeanne Wirpsa
Course HC 509 Case Studies in Spiritual Care
Required reading, Case Studies in Spiritual Care
Course HC 511 Ethical Questions in Healthcare Chaplaincy: Learning to Make informed Decisions
Required Reading, Ethical Questions in Healthcare Chaplaincy: Learning to Make Informed Decisions b Pia Matthews
Course HC 513 Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care
Required Reading Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care by Karen Murphy
Course HC 515 Ministry of Hospital Chaplains
Required Reading Ministry of Hospital Chaplains: Patient Satisfaction by Marjorie A Lyon
Course HC 517 Faith, Systems and Mental Healthcare
Grace Is A Pre-Existing Condition by David Finnegan-Hosey
Course HC 519 Bedside Chaplaincy
Required Reading Thoughts from the Bedside: From Medicine to Chaplaincy and Beyond by Bill Holmes
CourseHC 521 Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in Mental Health Settings
Required Reading Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in Mental Health Settings Edited by Jean Fletcher
Course HC 523 Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice
Required Reading Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice by Fiona Timmins and Silvia Caldeira
Course HC 525 How To Talk with Sick, Dying and Grieving People
Required Reading How to Talk with Sick, Dying and Grieving People when there are no Magic Words to Say, by Patrick Riecke
Course HC 527 Contract Pastoral Care and Education
Required reading Contract Pastoral Care and Education
Course HC 529 Fostering Spiritual Wellbeing
Required reading Chaplaincy and the Soul of Health and Social Care by Ewan Kelly and John Swinton
Couse 531 Health care Chaplaincy in Oncology
Required reading Health Care Chaplaincy in Oncology by Laurel A. Burton and George F Handzo