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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2008, Vol. 62, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
From Reel Time to Real Time (Kraus)
1. Which is something the chaplain interns did NOT learn while using patient simulators?
a. the importance of where to stand in relation to patient and family when offering support.
b. identification with the patient’s family members.
c. empathy for nurses and doctors.
d. learning that long prayers were beneficial.

The Disenfranchised Grief of Chaplains (Helsel)
2. What was the author experiencing as a result of his own disenfranchised grief?
a. burnout
b. a desire to leave the ministry
c. becoming jaded toward family members
d. seeing visions of deceased patients

3. What was the MOST helpful in resolving the author’s grief?
a. Signing the condolence cards sent by the bereavement coordinator.
b. Keeping a picture of the deceased patient on his desk.
c. Phoning the family after the patient’s death.
d. Remembering the patient as a continuing presence.

Families with Children with Disabilities (Tam)
4. Which is NOT true concerning families with disabled children?
a. Couples commonly blame themselves and each other for causing their child’s disability.
b. Active involvement of the father in the child’s care can positively affect his marriage.
c. It is relatively easy to find reliable care for a disabled child.
d. When parents of a disabled child are well-received by their church, their faith in God grows.

5. The most important element of this church support group was
a. having someone to bridge the language and cultural barriers.
b. becoming more knowledgeable about community resources.
c. a strong faith in God which brought peace and hope.
d. prayers and acts of kindness from others.

Suicide in a Mental Health Setting (Soukoreff)
6. The author promotes which view of suicide?
a. a result of mental illness
b. a failure of society and family
c. an evil and immoral act
d. a punishable crime

7. What does the author recommend in debriefing the staff of an inpatient unit after a patient’s suicide?
a. Follow the debriefing model of Everly/Mitchell.
b. Have patients sit in a circle with staff sitting outside the circle.
c. Offer the staff the services of an outside counseling service.
d. Always debrief patients and staff separately.

A Person with a Diseased and Broken Heart (David)
8. The author’s main concern for physicians is to
a. make more accurate diagnoses.
b. establish a connection with each patient.
c. remain professional at all times.
d. be more persuasive with patients.

Screening for Pastoral Visits (Ledbetter)
9. Using the Clinical + Coping Score screening tool, a chaplain would visit which patient LAST?
a. in serious condition with deficient resources.
b. in critical condition with deficient resources.
c. in critical condition with marginal resources.
d. in serious condition with marginal resources.

10. While the chaplain is visiting the patients in Question #9, each patient has an external trigger. Which would become the chaplain’s FIRST priority?
a. The patient who dies.
b. The patient who has a cardiac arrest.
c. The patient who expresses despair about his faith in God.
d. The patient whose condition changes from “serious” to “critical”.