Receiving a difficult diagnosis can often send patients into an emotional and spiritual tailspin. They may feel that the “bottom has fallen out” and that they have lost control. Along with the physical losses and fear comes the loss of many hopes and dreams for one’s future.
Reverend Amanda Jones is the director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for Roper St. Francis. She oversees all the chaplains and chaplains in training who work in our various hospitals and units. Her path to hospital ministry began mainly because, as a woman, the doors to other paths in her denomination were closed