About Chaplains

Published Resources

 - Is Adolescents’ Religious Coping with Cystic Fibrosis Associated with the Rate of Decline in Pulmonary Function?-A Preliminary Study

 - Use and Sanctification of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Parents of Children with Cystic Fibrosis

 - “I Honestly Believe God Keeps me Healthy so I Can Take Care of My Child”: Parental Use of Faith Related to Treatment Adherence

Chaplains have a college degree, a graduate school degree in theology, and at least one year of specialized training in a health care setting. After that point, they are eligible to apply to be “board certified” by one of four organizations in the US which recognizes them as being competent in 27 required areas of functioning.

“in the background study”

This study is adults (over age 18 years) who are parents of children from birth through age 13 years who have cystic fibrosis (CF). Learn more about participating in this study.

When to talk with a chaplain

Some people are unsure how to make use of a chaplain, and some who are not active members of an organized faith group may believe that there is nothing a chaplain can help with.