The Way of My Healing ... And Other Tales From A Trauma Hospital Chaplain's Life
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Type of Work186 pages
DepartmentWelch Center for Graduate & Professional Studies
ProgramMFA in Creative Nonfiction
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Creative nonfiction -- Theses.
This thesis constitutes the story of my time as a hospital chaplain trainee; it is Part One of my planned memoir. In my thesis I describe the calling I felt to become a hospital chaplain. At greater length, I share the experiential foundation—stories of the most consequential trauma cases I was involved in, the patients involved, their families, and my family—upon which the whole of my memoir (including my lapse into PTSD, my crisis of faith, and my journey toward healing) will stand.