The Perspectives and Institutional Realities of Hospital Chaplains. Wendy Cadge Brandeis University (Photo: Muslim Prayer Room, Texas Children’s Hospital). JCAHO 2009 Standards. “The hospital respects the patient’s cultural and personal values, beliefs and preferences.”
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(Photo: Muslim Prayer Room, Texas Children’s Hospital)
“The hospital respects the patient’s cultural and personal values, beliefs and preferences.”
“The hospital accommodates the patient’s right to religious and other spiritual services.”
Other regulations pertain to food; education; care for substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues; end-of-life care, etc.
(Source: Cadge, Wendy, Jeremy Freese, and Nicholas Christakis. 2008. “Hospital Chaplaincy in the United States: A National Overview.” Southern Medical Journal. 101(6):626-630.)