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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2004, Vol. 58, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Pastoral Research (Gleason)
1. In America, the first pastoral practitioner to formulate and study the tension between the head and heart was
a. Jonathan Edwards
b. G. Stanley Hall
c. Anton T. Boisen
d. Richard C. Cabot

Chaplain, Soldier, Counselor, Pilgrim (Muse)

2. To avoid therapeutic aggression, burn-out, and ethical boundary violations, the author passionately encourages his Chaplains to practice
a. solution-focused therapy.
b. a form of functional atheism.
c. self-examination, prayer, and repentance.
d. sound psychological theory and technique.

The Modern Mystic (Bryant)

3. Hank’s relationship with God deepened when he
a. comforted Joe about his terminal cancer.
b. explored his own childhood grief.
c. studied under Henry Nouwen.
d. contacted Joe’s brother.

4. The author concludes by defining
panentheism as
a. discovering God in all things.
b. God delighting in His creatures.
c. God transcending His creation.
d. God being the source of all energy.

Christian Worship in Nursing Homes (Hamlen)

5. Bringing symbols of worship into a nursing home dining room
a. is inappropriate and sacrilegious.
b. should only be done by an ordained minister.
c. indicates budgetary problems.
d. establishes a gathering space.

6. What generally is NOT found at a nursing home worship service?
a. the traditional passing of the collection plate.
b. an approachable altar table.
c. a sermon about unfinished business.
d. a worship service in the community room.

How Satisfied with Chaplains? (VandeCreek)

7. In Table 2, Subscale 1, patients gave the highest mean score to the item:
a. The chaplain helped me overcome my fears.
b. The chaplain helped me feel more hopeful.
c. The chaplain helped me adjust to my medical condition.
d. The chaplain helped me to realize God cares for me.

A Review of Research on Chaplains (Weaver)

8. According to a study by Koenig, the most important factor in helping patients cope with their illness was
a. receiving support from their family and friends.
b. religious resources of prayer, reading scriptures, and leaning on God for support.
c. the perceived competency of doctors.
d. the amount of knowledge the patients gained about their illness and treatment.

9. Physicians have lower rates of religious involvement than their patients. By contrast, nurses have higher rates. This is evidenced by
a. nurses are more likely to receive training in religious/spiritual issues than doctors.
b. patients were significantly more likely to feel close to God than doctors.
c. more doctors had no religious affiliation than nurses.
d. all of the above

Trinity, Polphony, and Pastoral Relationships (Pembroke)

10. “The folly, the scandal of pastoral care, is that it describes the stumbling efforts of the non-professional to care for others.” This refers to
Campbell’s image of the pastoral caregiver as
a. shepherd.
b. wounded healer.
c. wise fool.
d. counselor.