DEVELOPING A WORKSHOP TO ENCOURAGE THE ORDINATION OF PASTORAL CLINICIANS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Full Title
DEVELOPING A WORKSHOP TO ENCOURAGE THE ORDINATION OF PASTORAL CLINICIANS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Author
In Gyu Chang
Abstract
This project is to remind both medicine and Christianity of the urgent need for the reunification of the separated spirituality and medicine in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. This recommendation is based on both scientific research and biblical teachings. Many studies have shown that the majority of patients are suffering from spiritual distress, and this distress is not being properly addressed by medicine or Christianity. According to the scientific studies and the teachings of the Bible, a holistic biopsychosocial spiritual (BPSS) strategy is necessary to best treat patients. There are two approaches to develop a BPSS strategy: (1) short term, which would involve training of all clinicians in addressing spiritual distress, and (2) long term, which would develop pastoral clinicians (PCs) to integrate medicine and spirituality. The latter approach is the focus of my dissertation.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
Dissertation
Advisor
Paul Huang M.D.
Language
English
Date
2021
Number of Pages
134
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