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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(September 2018, Vol. 72, No. 3)
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive
6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
  Military Couples After 16 Years of War (Cheney)
1. Which is NOT true about Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)?
a. The therapist helps each partner understand how their emotions are connected to their personal attachment needs.
b. EFT is recognized as one of the most researched and effective approaches to changing distressed marriages.
c. Positive changes from EFT can last years after therapy.
d. EFT is not very effective with soldiers because they are trained to silence their emotions.

2. EFT has clear similarities with faith-based terminology because Scripture emphasizes the importance of attachment. The author referred to all of the following "attachment" phrases from the Bible EXCEPT
a. "bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh" (Genesis 2:23)
b. "they become one flesh" (Genesis 2:24)
c. "were both naked, and felt no shame" (Genesis 2:25)
d. "My beloved is mine, and I am his" (Song of Solomon 2:16)

3. EFT would most likely NOT be effective for couples in which one of the partners
a. is having an affair.
b. is preparing for a legal separation.
c. is an active substance abuser.
d. All of the above.

Hospital Characteristics Affecting Healthcare Chaplaincy (Handzo)
4. Which of these objectives is NOT one of the "triple aims" of healthcare?
a. cutting costs
b. decreasing dependency on medications
c. improving medical outcomes
d. improving patient satisfaction

5. Which was NOT true about hospitals hiring chaplains?
a. A GREATER percentage of for-profit hospitals have hired chaplains since 2004. (62.1% in 2016; 29.6% in 2004)
b. A SMALLER percentage of faith-affiliated hospitals have hired chaplains since 2004. (75.5% in 2016; 93.3% in 2004)
c. Hospitals have INCREASED their percentage of hiring Board Certified
Chaplains since 2004.
d. The number of chaplaincy jobs has INCREASED since 2004.

An e-Chart Review of Chaplains' Interventions (Stang)
6. The largest category of chaplain-reported interventions included emotional enabling, faith affirmation, identifying support systems, encouraging spiritual practices, identifying spiritual resources, providing supportive presence, etc. This was the category of
a. psycho-spiritual coping.
b. prayer/ritual.
c. end of life/grief support.
d. provide education.

7. The patient outcome mostt commonly reported by chaplains was
a. increased peace or comfort.

b. expressed gratitude.
c. more positive sense of self.
d. improved spiritual coping.

Chaplaincy-Related Research (Fitchett)
8. In 2010, the Mayo Clinic surveyed patients' expectations of chaplains. 78% of the patients wanted chaplains to _______.
a. remind them of God's care and presence.
b. offer support to family and friends.
c. pray with them or read Scripture or sacred texts.
d. counsel them regarding moral or ethical concerns.

9. At least 50% of patients would like to discuss their Religious/Spiritual beliefs with their physicians or other health professionals (Astrow, 2007). An examination of transcripts of 249 conversations about end-of-life treatment between physicians and family surrogate decision-makers found that R/S beliefs were mentioned in ___ of them (Ernecoff, 2015)
a. 16%
b. 26%
c. 36%
d. 46%

10. One of the largest studies of patient satisfaction with chaplain care included responses from 1,440 patients in 14 different hospitals (VandeCreek, 2004). The item that received the highest score was
a. "The chaplain prayed for me."
b. "The chaplain helped me realize that God cares for me."
c. "The chaplain read the Scriptures to me."
d. "The chaplain helped me make very difficult decisions."