Tag Archives: Chaplain

How Can Caregivers Practice Self-Care During the Holidays? An Interview with Judy Long, Part Two

A hospital chaplain offers tips and calming techniques for caregivers

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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How Can Caregivers Support Patients Without Suffering Themselves? An Interview with Judy Long, Part One

A hospital chaplain discusses how to both protect and open our hearts to loved ones

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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What is a Chaplain? An Interview with David Franzblau

David Franzblau talks about Chaplains and how they help those who are terminally ill.

Today, SevenPonds speaks with David Franzblau, a Chaplain currently working at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. He will answer a few of our questions about being a chaplain and will offer some tips that anyone can do. Gabriella: … Continue reading

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What are the Responsibilities of a Chaplain? An Interview with Rev. Lana Sandahl

A spiritual care professional in the medical setting tells about her work and experience

Reverend Lana S. Sandahl is Hospital Chaplain at Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco Medical Center. She works in the Spiritual Care Department, providing counseling, spiritual guidance, comfort and advice to those facing end-of-life, intense trauma or life-limiting illness. She sat … Continue reading

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Bringing Palliative Care into the Conversation

CSU Institute for Palliative Care addresses the growing need for education and public awareness in the field

California State University is tackling a shortage in palliative care workers by launching the first statewide educational and workforce development initiative dedicated specifically to palliative care. With an aging population and an increase in the number of people living with … Continue reading

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