Becker, The Compassionate Visitor


Arthur H. Becker, The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill. Augsburg Fortress, 1985.

Referenced in: Pastoral Care Summary

This is an excellent guide for ministers and others within the church who provide spiritual care for the hospitalized. It includes excellent chapters on the experience of illness, listening, visiting, use of prayer and scripture, worship, and ministering to the dying. Appendices include a glossary of medical terms as well as the Patient’s Bill of Rights (American Hospital Association, 1972).

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From the Publisher

Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic “dos and dont’s” of caring for patients’ personal and spiritual needs. Whether you are just beginning or are sharpening your visitation skills, this book will be an invaluable resource in your ministry of hope and encouragement.

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