Carl Aiken

Mike thanks for a delightful story about your care. I guess it is the chaplain’s ear but I could almost predict the outcome as you began:) Great work!
I think it highlights a number of things, the isolation and loneliness in our communities (or perceived), and especially the debilitating effect of spiritual distress.
In the HOPE assessment that I used in the hospital – quick and easy and conversational – I changed the ‘O’ of Organised Religion to community of support – given the very secular nature of the Australian comity. You reframed and reconnected her with those who did care for her – her community.
Thanks for sharing