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Posts Tagged ‘Pastoral Care’

By On September 19th, 2016

Health Care Industry: Pastoral Care vs. Chaplains Role

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital There is quite a distinction between the role of chaplains and pastoral care in the health care industry. Harding et al, claims that, “Pastoral care is taking action with the deliberate intent to work with the resiliency of the human soul…brings…

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By On June 13th, 2015

Why are so many pastors dying by suicide?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital In less than two months, three pastors have died by suicide.  Former US Surgeon General, David Satcher, has stated that “Suicide is the most preventable cause of death.”  It is up to all of us to help prevent someone from taking…

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By On December 6th, 2014

Times Are Tough: Pastors May Feel Overwhelmed

 Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister It seems at times that our community is bursting at the seams with need.  In many situations, the church becomes an individual’s best chance at receiving help and support.  Pastors get hit hard during these tough times.  You don’t have enough staff, volunteers or…

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By On September 26th, 2014

Domestic Violence: The Lord Hears Your Cries

Rev. Lydia D’Ross is the Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain for Brookhaven Hospital and a licensed and ordained minister. Historically, the church has had difficulty addressing domestic violence or sexual abuse issues within the walls of the church.  If a woman indicates her husband is mistreating or abusing her, an untrained pastor might tell her that…

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