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Relaxed Focus Pt 1

9/20/2018
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How can we deal with the modern sense of feeling overloaded? It is emerging as a broad social problem that takes its toll on both work and home life—and can impinge on our ability to function with personal clarity.

Duration:00:30:23

Compassionate Presence

9/4/2018
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Perhaps more than any other trait in a spiritual caregiver, the recipients of care yearn for the attention of an open-hearted person who can bear witness to their challenges. But what does it mean to bring that presence into an encounter with someone who may be up against adversity? We explore this powerful realm in […]

Duration:00:32:38

Connections That Heal

7/26/2018
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At the typical nursing station of today’s hospitals, it can sometimes seem like high-tech medical machinery supersedes a personal connection formed between the patient and nurse or other health care professional. But for many caregivers, that one-to-one relationship forms the essence of their service. This episode considers how connections can uplift the patient being cared […]

Duration:00:30:24

Pastoral Services for Members of the Military

6/14/2018
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We explore the duties and challenges of military chaplains from two nations: Britain and Canada. Ian Wheatley, recorded at the Defence Ministry in Westminster, London, serves as Chaplain of the Fleet of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom. Sailors bring to chaplains concerns regarding family back home, as well as moral questions about warfare. […]

Duration:00:29:36

Jailhouse Chaplains

5/2/2018
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The United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world. Federal and state prisons and county jails hold around two million prisoners. In this segment, we explore in-depth the experiences of two prison chaplains. We also hear from two prisoners about their faith journeys while behind bars.

Duration:00:34:11

Serving the Whole Patient

4/11/2018
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In this segment, we hear the stories of two contemporary hospital social workers as they describe encounters with patients who are looking for a way to explore important life questions that can arise in times of challenge.

Duration:00:29:58

Welcoming the Stranger

3/7/2018
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We visit a shelter at Seattle’s Mission for a rich exchange with a formerly homeless man who feels the spiritual care he received from mental health workers helped him develop the ability to transition into housing.

Duration:00:33:06

BONUS: Hospice Doc Joel Bauman

3/1/2018
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Joel Bauman, MD, a geriatrician now working in a hospice, describes ways that physicians are called to provide compassionate support and sometimes spiritual care of dying patients.

Duration:00:28:40

Caring for People at the End of Life

1/25/2018
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We hear from remarkable hospice professionals who accompany — and learn from — people in their their final chapter of life.

Duration:00:30:09

Safe Place in a War Zone

1/25/2018
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We profile a military chaplain who served in Afghanistan and who has been absorbed by questions of war and peace. He ultimately resigned from his role as an army chaplain over American drone policy.

Duration:00:33:16

Interfaith Understanding on Campus

1/25/2018
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We hear from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) campus chaplains and students, representing different traditions, on the challenge of fostering interfaith understanding in a complicated and diverse world.

Duration:00:32:05

Introducing the Spiritual Care Podcast

1/18/2018
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David Freudberg, host of Humankind public radio, announces a new podcast on the fascinating practice of “spiritual care”: stories of caregivers (chaplains, nurses, social workers, etc) who provide nonsectarian support for people in need and sometimes in distress.

Duration:00:02:27