Tag: caregivers

  • “That old Lutheran concept of the priesthood of all believers—Stephen Ministry helps you live that out,” says Rev. David Sloop. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments (54)

  • Watch more of correspondent Deborah Potter’s interview with the pastor and clinical psychologist who founded Stephen Ministries in 1975. More

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  • Stephen Ministry affirms the tremendous value of the laity in doing the work of congregational care, writes pastoral theology professor Tonya Armstrong. More

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  • The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments (2)

  • “You cannot understand caregiving unless you do it,” says Arthur Kleinman. “Acts of caregiving come as close to what I think religion is as I could name.” More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments (3)

  • The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments (5)

  • Sermon excerpted and adapted from remarks by Dennis McCullough, M.D. at an interfaith service, Kendal at Hanover, April 15, 2007.

    August 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • My vision of better care for elders in late life is not a call for a nostalgic return to some imagined romantic past when the lone family doctors sat by the bedside by candlelight tending the ill.

    August 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Read a Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly e-mail interview with Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER: EMBRACING SLOW MEDICINE, THE COMPASSIONATE APPROACH TO CARING FOR YOUR AGING LOVED ONES.

    August 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Some doctors are proposing that their patients consider “slow medicine”. It is a practice that tries to let nature take its course rather than aggressively fighting the ravages that sometimes accompany old age. More

    August 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

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