"Admirably captures both the experiential and conceptual dimensions of the work of the hospital chaplain. As such, this book serves equally well as an introduction to pastoral care for medical personnel, patients, and clergy, and as an important addition to the professional literature of the pastoral care field." --Journal of the American Medical Association
"A good handbook for any chaplain; certainly for anyone interested in this ministry." --Best Sellers
"A timely, intelligent and highly readable book . . . . It will surely become a classic in the field." --The Christian Century
"An excellent resource in a field where there has, to this time, not been too much published." --Christian Bookseller
"Chaplaincy as proposed and practiced by Holst et al. is prophetic and contributes to rediscovering the interrelationship between faith, attitude and healing." --Journal of Pastoral Care
"Highly recommended not only to chaplains, but also to administrators, C.P.E. supervisors, and other health care professionals, as well as to the larger public which is also affected by the future of health care." --Sisters Today
Lawrence E. Holst Martin E. Marty
The contributors include twelve staff chaplains of the Division of Pastoral Care, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, in addition to a church historian, an ethicist, a research psychologist, and an expert on substance abuse.