Advanced residency training program to prepare clergy as hospital chaplains

This grant continues support for an advanced training program to prepare clergy for career service as full-time hospital chaplains. Training under this program provides clergy with capacities to meet the needs of hospitalized patients that go beyond the functions performed by local attending pastors. It is a full-fledged clinical pastoral care residency program accredited by the professional society in this field and reviewed annually by the Hospital's residency review committee. Residents are trained to understand the patient's prognosis, treatment options and probable treatment outcome; counsel patients and their families; facilitate communications between patients, families, pastors, physicians, nurses and social work staff; and consult with families on such issues as autopsies and organ donations. Residents participate in all clinical services of the Hospital. Clinical Pastoral Care Residents have teaching responsibilities similar to teaching roles of other residents.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $150,000.00

Awarded on: 4/19/1990

Time frame: 9/1/1990 - 8/31/1993

Grant Number: 16610


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Inc.

One Robert Wood Johnson Place
P.O. Box 2601
New Brunswick, 08903-2601


John R. deVelder
Project Director