Hospital Handbook: A Practical Guide to Hospital Visitation

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A Practical Guide to Hospital Visitation
Hospital Handbook: A Practical Guide to Hospital Visitation

Hospital visitation is a vital part of any church’s ministry. Written for the divinity student, the beginning or experienced pastor, and the lay person, this helpful handbook offers comprehensive guidance on many important aspects of pastoral care of the hospitalized.

In The Hospital Handbook, readers will find valuable advice and practical information on how to understand the hospital’s structure, gain access to its systems, and establish a rapport with staff, as well as explanations of hospital protocol and etiquette. The authors also explore the emotional and spiritual aspects of illness, and specific information on the needs of particular kinds of patients, including children, adolescents, substance abusers, plus AIDs, psychiatrics, and terminally ill patients. Resources for prayer, scripture readings, and sacraments are included.

Format: Paperback book
Product code: CP4706
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Length: 176 pages
Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-8192-1470-6
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Written by Lawrence D. Reimer and James T. Wagner


The Rev. James T. Wagner, Ph. D., is director of Pastoral Care at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.

Lawrence D. Reimer is pastor of the United Church of Gainesville, Florida, and UCC Campus Minister at the University of Florida.