School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charlie N. Davidson, David Hirschman
Chaplains, Training, Volunteer
Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Kanne, Lisa, "Six Key Concepts in Training Evangelical Lay Chaplain for Effective Local Hospital Ministry" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1055.
Many professional hospital chaplaincy organizations have ethics statements that specifically prohibit paid chaplains from proselytizing, unless specifically requested by the patient. The intention of the dissertation is to train lay chaplains in what to communicate with the patients, family and friends. Restrictions will be imposed on lay volunteer chaplains by the hospital and the chaplaincy department dealing with proselytizing and other topics concerning religion. The presentation will introduce biblical principles regarding ministering to the sick and dying, providing comfort to those who are hurting, and fostering hope and who are grieving. Between the survey findings and the interview key concepts was created for lay Christian volunteer chaplains.