In the Name of God, the Subtle, the Loving
As a doctor, I believe chaplains fulfill an absolute critical role. They are an extremely important part of the treatment team. Not every patient will benefit from the services of a chaplain; that is completely acceptable. Yet, quite a few patients absolutely benefit from chaplains, and I welcome their presence at every step of the healing process.
Many times, I am about to enter into my patient’s room when I find a chaplain administering Communion to the patient. I patiently wait outside of the room until the chaplain is finished. I know how important that is to the patient, and so I happily oblige with his or her wishes…
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