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A Message from the PCN and COVID 19 Resources for Pediatric Chaplains

Our Message This is a tumultuous time and goes without saying. I know many of you through email and many of you through meeting you at conferences. You are all deeply appreciated as colleagues, and I feel mentored and held by all of you in our great work of pediatric chaplaincy during this worldwide pandemic. …

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Announcing a New Partnership with the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab

The Pediatric Chaplains’ Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, founded by the Transforming Chaplaincy Project’s co-director Wendy Cadge. The Lab offers free webinars, resources on chaplaincy in many sectors, networking opportunities, a growing research bibliography, and more. You can sign up for the Lab’s newsletter or get in …

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What a Pediatric Chaplain Has Learned about Spiritual Needs from Seriously Ill Children and Their Families

Chaplain Mark Bartel, MDiv, BCC, Shares Truths from his Work in Palliative Care By: Melanie Marshall Even the people closest to Mark Bartel have a hard time understanding how he handles the heartbreak that comes with being a pediatric chaplain. When he first entered the field, his wife worried how it might affect him and …

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The Parable of the Good Shepherd in a Children’s Hospital

By: Chaplain Jessica Shannon, MDiv, BCC – May 8, 2018 Today was a fairly typical Monday in that I darted around every unit at the hospital where I proudly serve as a pediatric chaplain. Due to a visit with a patient’s mom Friday afternoon while the patient napped, I knew one goal for the day …

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