Ethics Talk: How Chaplains Communicate About Values in Clinical Settings - An Interview with Rabbi Susan Harris


Chaplains provide spiritual and religious support to patients, families, and clinicians, but they also serve as key communicators, helping mediate between patients and medical teams. This month on Ethics Talk, we spoke with Rabbi Susan Harris, the director of chaplaincy at Boston Children’s Hospital, about the strategies that chaplains use to help patients and families articulate their goals and navigate logistical and emotional challenges that arise in the hospital.