July 2004, Volume 34 Number 7 , p 9 - 9
© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(7) July 2004 p 9 Chaplains heal the spirit [LETTERS]
LAROCCA-PITTS, MARK MDIV, PHD
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I want to thank you for Joan Furman's article, “Healing the Mind and Spirit as the Body Fails” (April 2004). I was glad that she suggested referring terminally ill patients to a mental health professional, if appropriate, but disappointed that she didn't also suggest a referral to a professional health care chaplain. Addressing issues of “guilt, blame, and forgiveness” ...