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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(December 2016, Vol. 70, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]

How Patients Experience Pastoral Care in a Tertiary Health Care Setting (Ashton)
1. Which is TRUE about St. John of God Murdoch Catholic hospital in Australia?
a. They offer evidence-based pastoral services.
b. They continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ.
c. They offer pastoral care to all regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation.
d. All of the above.

2. The most striking outcome of this study was the positive impact from the personal attributes of the pastoral practitioners. Which attributes were NOT mentioned?
a. being friendly, warm, and understanding.
b. being positive, non-intrusive, and reassuring.

c. being theologically and prayerfully helpfu
l.
d. being peaceful, compassionate, and empathetic.

An Analysis of Emotional Intelligence Training (West)
3. Useful tools such as Myers Briggs, Profile of Ministry, DISC Personality Profile, and StrengthsFinder helped pastors to
a. improve their confidence and their faith.
b. increase their tenacity and resiliency.
c. improve their listening skills.
d. become aware of their temperaments.

4. When the pastors were asked if they could imagine doing something else for a living, all 20 confidently said, "No." This is because
a. their churches provided a comfortable living.
b. they believed God had called them to the ministry.
c. their congregations gave them enough time off.
d. they were too old to train for another profession.


Canadian Children and Spiritual Health (Michaelson)
5. Kenneth Pargament's definition of spirituality, based on extensive empirical research, includes all of the following EXCEPT
a. Spirituality almost always leads to involvement in organized religion.
b. People invest more of themselves in those things they hold sacred.
c. People derive more support, strength, and satisfaction from those parts of their lives that they hold sacred.
d. Once people discover something they perceive as sacred they want to hold onto it.

6. Which was NOT a finding of this study about Canadian children in Grades 6 through 10?
a. With increasing grade levels, the children increased their connection to nature.
b. There was a strong relationship between their spiritual health and positive physical health.
c. Girls experience the health benefits of spirituality more than their male counterparts.
d. Spiritual health declined with age level (grade level).

Ghosts and Guests (Whitehead)

7. Which of the following is NOT true?
a. Person-first language allows someone with mental illness to be seen as a human being rather than a diagnostic label.
b. 40% of news stories about persons with mental illness place them in the context of violence.
c
. Persons with mental illness usually experience emotional and social support in faith communities.
d. Worldwide, persons with mental illness experience high rates of physical and sexual victimization.

8. Which was NOT mentioned as one of the practical steps toward creating a theology of belonging?
a. Have persons with mental illness tell their stories.
b. Teach empathy and compassion, trainable skills that can actually rewire one's brain.
c. Stop using words like "crazy" and "delusional" from the church pulpits.
d. Design a standard college course for teaching empathy skills for the mentally ill.

Health Effects of a Religious Vocation (Webb)

9. All of the following are true about clergy's health EXCEPT
a. Most clergy experience stress-free vacations.
b. Clergy are among the highest proportionate mortality rates for ischemic heart disease.
c. Clergy are disproportionately affected by obesity.
d. Clergy have noticeable problems with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and stress.

10. Which is NOT a result of this study on clergy health?
a. The majority of the clergy, 61.1% , stated that the religious vocation has had a negative effect on their health.
b. Most parent organizations of clergy have already established the sufficient number of hours per week clergy should work in order to achieve a balance between work and personal time.
c. 63.8% of clergy perceived their health to be very good or excellent.
d. 72.1% of the clergy were overweight or obese.