Archives for July 2006

apostate around a paradigm

apostatic attitudes towards a paradigm: perambulation, peregrination, verge

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There is no lack of void

“There is no lack of void.”
Samuel Beckett; Waiting for Godot

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July 3: CAPPE at the UHN

July 3: CAPPE at the UHN

Completed a doc on my Chaplaincy experience. Grateful to some good friends and professionals for aiding me in the editing; most of all, for helping me get my own ass out of the way of the view so that the document could be objective and more useful.

The introductory paragraph is below, and summarises the direction of the doc.

“The role of Chaplaincy at the UHN raises some thorny issues with regard to the role of religious care in a contemporary multicultural urban hospital. Two key questions emerge: 1) given that the majority of patients do not enter their faith background on admission, and that the dominant spiritual and emotional paradigm in contemporary urban Canada is psychology, are CAPPE trained Chaplains the optimal choice of care for meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and staff at the UHN?; 2) given that few, if any, religions meet the ethical standards set out by the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, is the UHN ethically compromised by its dependence on (dominantly Christian) religious to manage it’s emotional and spiritual care?”

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