Title

Pastoral Diagnosis of Patients with Disabilities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-19-1995

Keywords

Coping skills, Interdependence, Rehabilitation, Resources, Spiritual assessment

Abstract

This article presents the value and method of a pastoral diagnostic procedure used for people with disabilities. A spiritual assessment form for this diagnostic procedure is provided. The con- tent includes explication of the dual benefits of pastoral diagnosis to pastors/chaplains and those whom they serve; a case study of three patients in which spiritual assessment was used in the diagnosis; an explanation of the areas and the implementation of the spiritual assessment procedure; and a conclusion that summarizes the challenges of pastoral diagnosis. © 1995 by The Haworth Press, Inc.

Journal Title

Journal of Religion in Disability and Rehabilitation

Volume

2

Issue

3

First Page

41

Last Page

50

DOI

10.1300/J445V02N03_04

Second Department

Christian Ministry

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