Even As Californians Become More Secular, Demand For Hospital Chaplains Remains High
“As hospitals go through financial constraints, there’s still an appreciation for spiritual care as a part of holistic care,” said David Lichter, executive director of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.
Demand For Hospital Chaplians Remains As Religous Belief Wanes
The demand for spiritual and religious care within hospitals hasn’t waned with the years, according to Sacramento-area chaplains and national spiritual care officials. All of the hospitals in the Sacramento area provide chaplain services, and Sutter Medical Center is building a new prayer room that is slated to open in June. (Sullivan, 2/11)
In other news about health care workers —
Physician Shortage: New Program Trains Nurse Practitioners To Meet The Need In Stanislaus, Merced Counties
Blake Hufford says the experience of working in the emergency department at Doctors Medical Center opened his eyes to the need for primary care in the Central Valley. ...Hufford, a registered nurse, realized he wanted to contribute to the solution when a new masters degree program was created at California State University, Stanislaus. It is training family nurse practitioners to solve the shortage of primary care doctors in Stanislaus and Merced counties. (Carlson, 2/11)