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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(June 2018, Vol. 72, No. 2)
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive
6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
  Burnout Among Chaplains (Hotchkiss)
1. In this study, the most frequently practiced self-care activity (4.51 days per week) among chaplains was
a. physical care.
b. supportive relationships.
c. mindful self-awareness.
d. self-compassion.

2. Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is when chaplains experience similar emotions to their traumatized clients. What helped to reduce STS among chaplains was
a. keeping good professional boundaries.
b. maintaining manageable work hours.
c. saying "No" to inappropriate requests from patients and families.
d. all of the above.

Resilience of APC Chaplains (Oliver)
3. In a study of disaster responders, Flannelly found that ____ was the only statistically significant factor to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout among responders.
a. associating with other chaplains
b. spiritual resiliency
c. clinical pastoral education
d. taking time off and vacations from chaplaincy work

4. The most significant finding of this study is that Board Certified Chaplains have remarkably low scores of BO and STS – both factors of CF – and significantly high levels of CS, compared to emergency physicians. The author suggests this might be because chaplains
a. see less of death than physicians.
b. are in better physical health than physicians.
c. are more likely to work less hours than physicians.
d. receive more intrinsic satisfaction from their vocation.

Spiritual Support Services in State Hospitals: The Case of Turkey (Baliker)
5. According to Islam, Allah elevates the level of a person who is patient in his illness. According to the hadiths, which is NOT true about visiting a patient who is ill?
a. Non-Muslim patients do not need to be visited.
b. Visiting a patient is equivalent to worshiping.
c. Positive issues should be mentioned at the patient's bedside.
d. Prayers must be said for the patient's healing.

6. Which is NOT true in this study of spiritual support specialists (SSS)?
a. Patients who get an unannounced visit from a religious professional might think they are dying, so specialists only visited patients who had been informed of their services.
b. All specialists thought they had been adequately prepared for their role and did not need any more training. c. Patients who requested support wanted to make sense of their illnesses.
d. Patients who thought their disease was a punishment from God were helped by specialists to have hope by thanking God for the gift of their life, believing that all God's actions have wisdom in them, and knowing that God is always with them.

7. In talking with the university student who had attempted suicide twice, the spiritual support specialist helped him to
a. promise he would not try ending his life again.
b. conclude that life was worth living no matter what.
c. decide that life was given and taken away only by God.
d. all of the above.

Tri-Domain Model of Companioning in Christian Formation (Pembroke)
8. The authors wish to restore pastors to their primary calling. They draw upon Eugene Petersen's book, Working the Angles, which says that the three basic pastoral acts of the congregational minister are
a. prayer, reading Scripture, and giving spiritual direction.
b. prayer, preaching sermons, and promoting missions.
c. preaching sermons, winning converts, and church-planting.
d. winning converts, teaching the Scriptures, and administering the sacraments.

9. The primary goal of the positive psychology movement is self-actualization or full humanness. The primary goal for the Christian person is
a. the same, to develop one's human potential as fully as possible.
b. to always think positively, not negatively, about oneself.
c. to be both autonomous and actively serve one's community.
d. to cooperate with God in extending God's Reign through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

10. Which of the four self-evaluation instruments assesses a person's fortitude, the quality of not giving into either fear or recklessness?
a. Psychological Well-Being Self-Assessment
b. Spiritual Character Self-Assessment
c. Spiritual Practices Self-Assessment
d. Character Self-Assessment