Improving Accompaniment Practices by Roman Catholic Chaplains for Native Americans in a Health Care Setting

Full Title
Improving Accompaniment Practices by Roman Catholic Chaplains for Native Americans in a Health Care Setting
Author
Kathleen M. Van Duser D.Min.
Abstract
The project seeks to improve accompaniment practices by chaplains in the health care setting for those ministering to Indigenous people. A brief history of Indigenous people in North America and seven major beliefs common to all North American Indigenous people are offered that are meaningful to chaplains. Interviews are provided with Indigenous people, medical personnel, and chaplains to learn how to improve the accompaniment of Indigenous people. Multicultural, cross-cultural, and intercultural relationships, as well as how to learn to cross over from one culture to another are discussed. Plural spiritualities are also addressed. Steps are provided to distribute this information to medical personnel and chaplains.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spirituality
Type of Work
Dissertation
Advisor
Mary Frohlich RSCJ Ph.D.
Roger Schroeder SVD D.Miss.
Language
English
Date
2019
Number of Pages
267
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