Partners in Healing is a unique and much-needed training program and text designed to help Christian pastoral volunteers who make home visits to the sick, the dying, the elderly, the needy, and their caregivers. It speaks to the crisis in our health care delivery systems, precipitated by shortened hospital stays.
At the heart of the text are wide-ranging, instructive and sympathetic essays written by members of the program that offer practical and spiritual advice on such topics as:
-- the development of good listening skills and empathy.
-- finding meaning in the experience of loss.
-- the problems faced by caregivers, particularly by women.