Episode 30: All the Time You Need: Helping Grieving Patients

April 15, 2024

Guest: JS Park, Author, Chaplain

In this episode:

  • Explain how a hospital chaplain’s role differs from a pastor or worship leader.
  • List three ways a patient may react to grief or difficult news from a medical professional.
  • Name three things a NICU professional can do to make a family feel seen on a difficult day.

About JS Park:

JS Park hand to hold NICU heroes podcastJ.S. Park is a hospital chaplain, published author, and online educator. For eight years he has been an interfaith chaplain at a 1000+ bed hospital that is designated a Level 1 Trauma Center. His role includes grief counseling, attending every death, every trauma and Code Blue, staff care, and supporting end-of-life care. He also served for three years as a chaplain at one of the largest nonprofit charities for the homeless on the east coast. J.S. has a MDiv completed in 2010 and a BA in Psychology. He also has a sixth-degree black belt. He is the author of The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise and As Long as You Need: Permission to Grieve. J.S. currently lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, a nurse practitioner, and his daughter, newborn son and adopted dog.

Connect with JS Park

Instagram: @jspark3000
Facebook: facebook.com/jspark3000
Twitter: @jsparkblog
Website: jsparkblog.com

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