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Michael Porter

Joy and Melanie, I appreciate the discussion on the question “Do you want to see the Chaplain?”  I did not consider it as you have discussed.  My experience has been from nurses who have been with a person who was experiencing distress.  Because the nurse did not have the time (or expertise) to spend with the person s/he would offer my services.  The question was not a rote question but grew out of the relationship s/he had with the person.  Nurses do alert me to people who they feel would benefit for my visit whether they as or not.  I have volunteers who visit the new admits in the hospital.  They do ask the question and that helps me triage and focus on people I visit, since I do not have the ability to see everyone.