Mother, mother… It’s been a while since I posted, and I just wanted to catch up. The middle of this month, I finished my first unit of CPE at California Pacific Medical Center and, overlapping with the finishing, I began my new unit–new hospital site, new teachers, new cohort of students I study with. First unit I worked at Pacific… Read more →
I feel like I’m learning to live on a very small boat, both because my life during this time has gotten simpler and more focused—I’ve had to cut extraneous activities since starting, and my family has stood as a crew with me to make this happen—and because I’m really feeling the balance that’s necessary between the desire to help individuals… Read more →
Did my first shift of clinical hours in conjunction with my first on-call shift. In some ways I felt like my situation had more in common with most of the patients than with the staff. Most patients and I were in a stressful, unfamiliar environment where the stakes of something going wrong felt critical, surrounded by people (staff) who feel… Read more →
It’s time to wake up. Sitting in my dark office, cat and computer in my lap, dog asleep on the floor, partner and daughter asleep inside. But the roosters are crowing and the dogs are barking in my neighborhood, and I can feel the pregnant day, beginning. It’s not really my first day training. I’ve been training my whole life… Read more →
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Just saw this is coming out, obviously a topic of interest to me. Given that chaplaincy is a mystery to many of my friends, even this trailer may be enlightening. I’ll definitely be watching the film.