May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHPL 670 - Spiritual Care and Mental Illness (1)

Mental health has two dimensions—absence of mental illness and presence of a well-adjusted personality that contributes effectively to the life of the community. Ability to take responsibility for one’s own actions, flexibility, high frustration tolerance, acceptance of uncertainty, involvement in activities of social interest, acceptance of handicaps, tempered self-control, harmonious relationships to self, others, including God, are the essential features of mental health. Spirituality is an important aspect of mental health. Students will learn to analyze and evaluate the appropriate role of the chaplain in the dignified and respectful care of patients with mental illness.