Reverend Christiaan Beukman, a native of the Netherlands, moved to the Boston area decades ago. He attended Harvard Divinity School and Andover-Newton Theological School and was the Protestant Chaplain and Diversity Specialist at a community hospital in Boston. He now serves as the Pastoral Ministries Manager at a large retirement community. He also is an Archdeacon in the Episcopal Church.
In this podcast, Reverend Beukman talks with Helen Osborne about:
- What chaplains do, where they work, and their role on healthcare teams.
- Ways that chaplains help patients make meaning of their illnesses.
- How clinicians, educators, communicators and others can work with chaplains to resolve ethical dilemmas and provide culturally competent healthcare.
More ways to learn:
- Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl, 2001.
- Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
- ACPE, “The Biography of Anton Theophilus Boisen.”
- Spirituality and Practice, “What Is Spirituality?”
- Spirituality and Practice, “Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy”
- Pew Research Center, “U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious”
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Chapter 41, titled “You: Empathy and Humanity,” is especially relevant to this podcast.
Read the transcript of this podcast.
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