Master of Arts in Healthcare Chaplaincy

 

Master of Arts in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Tuition cost $2,395.00

 

Here is a link that will save you $700 through December 16th. 
This is a new program and an introductory tuition savings that ends 
Monday December 16th. 

or you can pay $200 down and $100 per month

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.

 

Ordination Certification

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.

 

Requirements

  • 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 schoolassignment@aol.com 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

 
 




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