Survey of the Need of Clinical Buddhist Chaplain in Taiwan Hospice Care Wards
黃鳳英(Feng-Ying Huang)；宗惇法師(Tsung-Tueng Bhikkhuni)；陳慶餘(Ching-Yu Chen)；惠敏法師(Hui-Ming Bhikkhu)
spiritual care ； hospice ； palliative medicine ； clinical Buddhist chaplain
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6卷3期（2001 / 08 / 01）
16 - 26
Hospice palliative medicine is the total and the professional care of terminal patients in the physical, mental and spiritual aspects. Therefore, to establish the professions based on different stage of physical, mental and spiritual and to develop perfect clinical intervention model has become necessary part of indigenous hospice palliative medical care. This research was done from March to May, 2001. According to questionnaires done by 38 head of medical staffs from 22 hospice palliative care units, the following information was collected, for example: the status of spiritual care, the need of clinical Buddhist chaplain and intentions to attend the combined inter- hospital spiritual care conference etc. The result showed the spiritual care work in most of the hospice units were shared by many other professions. Only some church hospitals had full time professional spiritual care workers. In the 38 questionnaires, the ratio for the need of clinical Buddhist chaplains (71%) and (89.5%) for the combined inter-hospital spiritual care conference in the near future were pretty high. In the analysis of the related factors from the questionnaires, staffs of church hospitals were more satisfied with their spiritual care and the need of recruiting and introducing clinical Buddhist chaplain was relatively low in companison with non-church staffs (p＜0.05) . The result also revealed that large differences in the expectations of the services provided by clinical Buddhist chaplains and staff welfare of the religions workers provided by hospitals. It remains continuous efforts to reach consensus in the future so that the professional cares of clinical Buddhist chaplains can develop fully and become a vital part of the indigenous hospice palliative medical team.
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