Experiences of a Priest Chaplain in the Care of the Sick and the Dying will usher the reader into a unique view of the healthcare arena where an interdisciplinary team approach works for an important and noble cause: to assist individuals, including family and friends, in recognizing spiritual distress and needs, to find ultimate meaning of such life events.
Fr. Kevin Ikpah's accounts may also serve to encourage persons either toward volunteer work to the sick and the dying or full-time ministry in this exciting and rewarding field.
Since working from the year 2000 in the ministry of care to patients and families, Fr. Kevin has gleaned from a wide range of experience and sources how spirituality encompasses both an understanding and awareness of relationships, an appreciation of one's life purpose, and the capacity to find full meaning in life through one's experience with people and events they encounter. As a man of God by priestly ordination in the Catholic Church, Fr. Kevin has seen first-hand that it is their spirituality that helps people cope with illness, trauma, and even death. Both in hospital and hospice settings, Father has demonstrated respect and uniqueness in one's spiritual journey through illness and the dying process.
|Author||Rev. Fr. Kevin O. Ikpah|