FOOD FOR THOUGHT (#4, IN A SERIES)

PATIENT COUNSELING NEEDS

(Opinion, based upon personal experience)

Catharsis–no one to talk–

Isolation–none to walk

With patient need

Or plant a hope seed,

With all working under the clock?

Volunteer Chaplains are fine,

When and if they have the time…

Sitting to visit

Making explicit

God’s wonder to those sad minds.

Contact info poor

Is no consolation sure…

Being stood up

Isn’t enough,

Transparency a better cure!

Chaplains and staff in my view

Need counseling training too…

Enough to know

Where patients can go,

For comfort of their “cry and hue.”

–Jonathan Caswell

(telegraph.co.uk)

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.
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One Response to FOOD FOR THOUGHT (#4, IN A SERIES)

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    FROM THE EXPERIENCES OF AN AMPUTATION PATIENT, WRITING FROM REHAB.!

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