FOR HOSPITAL VISITORS; 1. Off to Hospital; 2. Visiting the Patient; 3. Respecting the Patient; 4. Observe; 5. Relatives and Friends; FOR LAY PASTORAL WORKERS; 6. The Patient's Needs; 7. The Patient in Crisis; 8. Temptations; 9. The Place of Prayer; 10. Jesus: A Theological Model; FOR CLERGY VISITING HOSPITALS; 11. Know Yourself; 12. Competence and Empathy; 13. Why Suffering?; 14. Depression; 15. Theological Reflection; FOR THE HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN; 17. Pitfalls for the Chaplain; 18. Avoiding the Pits; 19. Stop, Revive, Survive.
Neville Kirkwood is an ordained minister who has had a long career as a hospital chaplain. He earned his doctor of ministry degree at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. The author of A Hospital Handbook on Multiculturalism and Religion, he resides in Australia.