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Professional Chaplains

You Might Be Surprised at How Helpful a Professional Chaplain Can Be, While Not Being 'Religious'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Professional chaplains are among the few caregivers in the hospital who have the time to sit and listen to the patient and family members. We listen without an agenda and work to support the patient and family members in whatever ways we can.

'Allowing' vs.'Do Not': Language Makes A Huge Difference In End-Of-Life Decisions

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

My mother's body is naturally aging and her organs are "getting tired." Her kidneys are beginning to shut down. Her body is beginning its "natural" process of shutting down. So, why am I signing something that says not to do something?

Lent: An Excuse To Say 'I Love You'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Allow Lent to be a time to "turn another way," to do something with an intention towards those whom you love.