Presentation on theme: "Mike Schultz Chaplain, Rambam Medical Center. Method Questionnaire: composite of questionnaires developed by VandeCreek, Kernohan, and Flannelly Distributed."— Presentation transcript:
Mike Schultz Chaplain, Rambam Medical Center
Method Questionnaire: composite of questionnaires developed by VandeCreek, Kernohan, and Flannelly Distributed to cancer patients 265 completed questionnaires from respondents who were 53% female; 52% age>60; 80% Jewish.
Results “How open do you think you would be to a visit from the spiritual caregiver?” 42.2% of patients were positively inclined 32.1% were uninterested in receiving the service
Factors contributing to a positive response Self-identifying as “very spiritual” (60%, p<0.001) or “somewhat spiritual” (46%, p<0.001) vs “not spiritual” (12%). Hospitalized patients who received visits from family and friends once weekly or less were interested in spiritual care (73%), compared to those receiving daily visits (41%, p=0.008).
Factors contributing to a positive response A previous encounter with the spiritual caregiver nearly tripled interest (66.7%, p=0.002). Self-identifying as “religious” (57%), as opposed to traditional (43%) or secular (36%).