I am a pastoral care provider/chaplain and as a Roman Catholic have practiced what is commonly referred to as “interfaith” pastoral care. I have a good understanding of that “interfaith” means or should mean but even during my training, the Calvinist supervisor never really made it clear what the concept is.
My actual purpose in starting this thread is 3-fold: (1) to get insights on your experiences with hospital or hospice pastoral care and the pc-provider, (2) share insights on providing pastoral care to the sick, the dying, the incarcerated, the bereaved, the grieving, (3) and to learn more about what you think about “interfaith” pastoral care and its usefulness to people of faith.
I would also encourage you to visit my blogs if you are interested in my principles on all of the above and as a prep for continuing discussions. Here are the URLs:
Church, Ministry, Pastoral Care
Bereavement and Grief Care
In the meantime, I’ll look very much forward to our exchanges and the learning experience with you.