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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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