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There are 15 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. NEW BEGINNINGS by The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    Summary: Compassion Closet A new opportunity to support someone in need! Thanks to the generous support of our associates and the wider community, we have launched a brand new initiative at...

  2. YOUR HEALTH CARE: WHO DECIDES? by Mr. Edwin DuBose

    Summary: No one can predict when a serious illness or accident might occur. When it does, a patient may need someone else to speak or make healthcare decisions for him or her. By planning now, a...

  3. ACP: JOURNEYING WITH THE COMMUNITY by Rev. Neris Diaz-Cabello, M. Div.

    Summary: We know that sudden emerging emergencies interrupt the life flow and tranquility of anyone living a successful life but when that time comes, we the hospital caregivers are here to carry...

  4. ANGLICAN PRAYER BEADS by Karole McLaughlin

    Summary: When I first I discovered Anglican/Episcopal Prayer beads (or the Anglican/Episcopal Rosary), they quickly became an invaluable tool in my prayer life. At a very basic level, for me the...

  5. BE@EASE – PUT YOUR ADVANCE CARE WISHES IN WRITING by BE@EASE

    Summary: I experienced the death of two family members - their final chapters could not have been more different Each one of us has a sense for how we want the end of our life to play out....

  6. THE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE; A GIFT TO FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS by Susan Grossinger, BSW

    Summary: As the Senior Services Coordinator and a SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) Medicare Counselor at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, I work with older adult patients and their families...

  7. GRIEF AND RELIEF by Rev. Benjamin J. Dueholm

    Summary: Hospice chaplaincychanged my life. During divinity school, I spent a summer working almost each day with people at or near the ends of their lives, their families, and their caregivers....

  8. SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER by Samaritan Counseling Center

    Summary: Mental health is a key component in wellness. Empirical studies have shown that people with good mental and emotional health heal faster after illness or surgery and live longer,...

  9. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: A FAITH IMPERATIVE by Rev Digna Soria-Campanano

    Summary: There are at least two basic truths that the above verse points out. For one thing, this verse teaches us that everything has a beginning and an end, including human beings. Today we are...

  10. CHAPLAIN AS MIDWIFE: A HOSPICE STORY by Rev Fran Bates, BCC

    Summary: Having delivered my four children between 1969 and 1984 I was able to personally experience the cultural change that resulted in husbands no longer being restricted to a waiting room, but...

  11. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: MAKING YOUR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT THE CARE YOU WILL RECEIVE by Maudette Carr, MSW

    Summary: In my work as a social worker for Advocate’s Home-Based Palliative Care Program, I am part of a team that provides care for patients with serious, progressive illnesses or chronic...

  12. ADVANCE DIRECTIVES: DEATH HAS MANY DOORS by Budd Friend-Jones

    Summary: One sunny morning Aunt Gena was having coffee with my mother and father in their small apartment. “When it’s that time,” my mother reflected, “I’d like there to be three chairs on a...

  13. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: A COMFORT FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES by Jodi Ozols

    Summary: What would happen if you became ill or injured and were unable to express your wishes about the care you receive? This is a situation faced by many Americans…and it’s one that can be...

  14. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: A GIFT FOR THE FAMILY by Rev Dr Kristopher Hewitt

    Summary: I believe that Advance Care Planning is a gift you can give to your family. When I meet with families to plan a funeral or memorial service they are often exhausted, overwhelmed, and in...

  15. A TOUCH TO WARM THE SILENT HEART by Kimberley Schumacher

    Summary: Think about the reasons people might visit a medical facility, the occasions are countless. Caring for people through ministry is much like healthcare services in this way. Together these...