A Hospital Visitor's Handbook
The Do's and Don'ts of Hospital Visitation
By (author) Neville A. Kirkwood
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Hospital Visitor's Handbook by Neville A. Kirkwood
Book DescriptionA practical guide to the art of hospital visitation, written especially for lay people who volunteer to visit fellow parishioners who are ill. The author, a hospital chaplain with many years' experience, guides readers through the obstacles of visiting the sick and dying. Chapters will address such topics as respecting patient needs and moods, communicating effectively, nonverbal communication, hospital protocol, prayer, and so on.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819222008
(152mm x 101mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Morehouse Publishing
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Neville A. Kirkwood
Pastoral Care in Hospitals, Paperback (January 2006)
A practical guide to the art of hospital visitation for clergy and those with special training. The author, a hospital chaplain with many years' experience, guides readers through the obstacles and challenges of visiting and ministering to the sick and dying.
Lay Pastoral Worker's Hospital Handbook, Paperback (October 2005)
Addresses such topics as awareness of patient needs, ministering to patients in crisis, and the place of prayer in the hospital visit. This is a guide to the art of hospital visitation, especially for those who are trained as lay pastoral workers. It also looks at Jesus as the theological model for lay pastoral workers ministering to the sick.
Hospital Handbook on Multiculturalism and Religion, Paperback (October 2005)
A concise and practical guide to the beliefs and practices of the various faith traditions for health-care workers. It provides guidance regarding care of patients from a variety of faiths.
Pastoral Care to the Aged, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Neville A. Kirkwood
A nuts-and-bolts guidebook to visiting the elderly in their homes, as well as in nursing homes, retirement communities, and hospitals, to offer pastoral care and spiritual comfort. It presents an overview of the aging process and address the spiritual needs of the elderly, and offers practical help to make visits more fruitful.
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Author Biography - Neville A. Kirkwood
Neville Kirkwood is an ordained minister who has had a long career as a hospital chaplain. He earned his doctor of ministry degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He is the author of A Hospital Handbook on Multiculturalism and Religion and Pastoral Care in Hospitals. He lives in Australia.
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