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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Spring 2011, Vol. 65, No. 1)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Spiritual Well-Being and Spiritual Practices in Elderly Depressed (Piderman)
1. Which was NOT a finding from this study?
a. The majority of participants maintained an active spiritual life during their hospitalization.
b. As spiritual well-being improved, symptoms of depression diminished.
c. Peacefulness increased, while there was a reduction in self-blame, guilt, hopelessness, and worthlessness.
d. Most participants did not have private devotions.

The Sound of Spiritual Care (Tees)
2. How did the idea for the Music for Patients Program in the Brant Community Healthcare System first come about?
a. Through a suggestion made by a registered music therapist.
b. Through requests from several patients and their families.
c. During a brain-storming session one afternoon with staff members.
d. Through a spontaneous encounter between an occupational therapist and an ALS patient, both with the same Scottish roots.

3. All of the following are characteristics of the Music for Patients Program EXCEPT
a. Music is offered on the palliative unit once a week, with extra visits for critical situations or imminent death.
b. Routine visits last 5 to 15 minutes. Critical situation visits can last 30-45 minutes.
c. No music is sung or played while a patient is dying.
d. Patients and families say “Yes” to an offer of music at the bedside about 80% of the time.

Moral Counseling (de Groot)
4. Which of Ricoeur’s concepts of “the good life with and for others” is being addressed when Iris considers what effect her decision to abort or not abort will have on Paul, her family, and the child?
a. critical phronèsis
b. critical solicitude
c. equity
d. autonomy

5. What is the best description for Ricoeur’s model of moral decision-making?
a. totally non-directive
b. practical wisdom
c. complete adherence to the Golden Rule
d. solution-focused

6. A hospital chaplain using the Nijmegen method of moral counseling will help the patient
a. listen to the norms and values that the patient invokes in relation to the problem being faced.
b. convert patient values into “I-statements” about what “I must do” or what “I must not do”.
c. classify statements of values into a listening grid, inviting the patient to fill in any “blank spots.”
d. All of the above.

Vietnam Combat Veterans (Berg)
7. Edward Tick, in his book, War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, argues that PTSD is primarily
a. an anxiety disorder, requiring treatment for stress.
b. a bio-neurological disorder, requiring medicine.
c. a psychological disorder, requiring therapy.
d. a soul disorder, requiring dealing with moral issues such as guilt for what the vets did in the war.

8. As difficult as it is for Vietnam Vets to do, this study showed that vets who ____ suffered less from PTSD and Depression than the veterans unable to do so.
a. entrusted their problems to a skilled counselor
b. turned control of their lives over to God
c. achieved sobriety through a 12-step program
d. acquired a college education and established successful careers and families

Clergy Attitudes about Alcohol (Hatchett)
9. Which of the following statements did the clergy participants AGREE with?
a. If a member of my church had problems with drinking, I don’t know where to send them for help.
b. Alcohol cannot damage your body if you always drink in moderation.
c. Beer is less harmful to your body than other alcoholic beverages.
d. In our household, we usually serve alcoholic beverages when friends come over.

10. Even though the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse estimated that having 5 or more drinks in one day puts one in the “risky drinking” category, clergy participants were more likely to believe that _____ is the most that should be consumed by a man or woman of 30, 40, and 60 years of age.
a. only 1 drink
b. 1 to 2 drinks
c. 2 to 3 drinks
d. 3 to 4 drinks