Pastoral accompaniment of the cancer patient

Cancer confronts a person with his or her mortality. On the inner journey of coming to terms with this, the pastor accompanies the patient in a way analogous to the way in which a musical accompanist supports a soloist, providing attentive relationship and supportive context. Patients in these circu...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Author: Schaper, Richard L.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V. [1984]
In: Journal of religion and health
Further subjects:B Supportive Context
B Pastoral Accompaniment
B Cancer Patient
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Cancer confronts a person with his or her mortality. On the inner journey of coming to terms with this, the pastor accompanies the patient in a way analogous to the way in which a musical accompanist supports a soloist, providing attentive relationship and supportive context. Patients in these circumstances raise and explore themes of betrayal-faithfulness, control-surrender, despair-hope, and separation-reconciliation.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/BF00996156