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The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill

The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill

Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic "dos and dont's" of caring for patients' personal and spiritual needs. Whether you are just beginning or are sharpening your visitation skills, this book will be an invaluable resource in your ministry of hope and encouragement.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806620947
  • eBook ISBN 9781451403916
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 7.75
  • Pages 128
  • Publication Date January 1, 1985

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

The Experience of Illness
Compassion, the Foundation of Care
The Art of Listening
The Hospital Visit
Prayer with the Sick
The Use of Scripture in Visiting
Worship Resources for Visiting
Ministry to the Dying

A Patient's Bill of Rights
Common Medical Terms
For Further Reading
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