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Chaplains Part III: Deep Breaths in the Trauma Room
June 02, 2017
We start in an emergency room, where chaplains see the "worst of the worst." Then, how do we measure the impact of spiritual care? 
Credit_JoAnn Cockey
Sacred Moments in a Virginia Hospital June 02, 2017
JoAnn and Tim Cockey tell us how their son, Luke, ended up in the emergency room of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond nine years ago. And we tag along with Stephanie Hamilton (pictured), a chaplain who was on hand that day and continues to shepherd families through their darkest moments. Produced by Ruth Morris. Special thanks to LifeNet Health.  

Stephanie Hamilton, faculty chaplain liason for surgery/trauma/neuro at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center 
                                        Tim's tattoos of Luke's heartbeat and the tree of life.
Special thanks to LifeNet Health.
Dollars and Cents and Spiritual Care June 02, 2017
The statistician W. Edwards Deming famously said, "In God we trust, all others must bring data." For our two guests, reliable data about the impact of spiritual counseling in healthcare settings is a kind of holy grail. How do you measure the value of a compassionate and calm presence in the midst of illness and loss?

Dr. Deborah Marin, psychiatry professor and director, Center for Spirituality and Health at Mt. Sinai.
George Fitchett, professor and director of research, Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Ruth University Medical Center

This series is supported by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
Spiritual Care Between Boarding Gates June 02, 2017
Until he retired in 2013, Chaplain Ralph Benson roamed the crowded hallways of Dulles International Airport, counseling up to 12 people a day. His sacred meeting places? The closest Chipolte or Five Guys. He talked to Maureen in 2010 about serving a unique flock.

Ralph Benson, former airport chaplain, current pastor at Brentsville Presbyterian Church in Virginia
A Ramadan Greeting from Maureen June 02, 2017
Muslims have just begun the holy month of Ramadan, which honors the miraculous evening, some 1400 years ago, when an angel revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. Here in North America, Muslims fast for nearly 16 hours a day during Ramadan, from sunup to sundown. And that got our host Maureen thinking about fasting within her own Catholic tradition.