How do you define prayer?

Prayer is an ancient practice and like other spiritual concepts is difficult to define. Although there is some disciplinary variance, the general understanding is that prayer involves connection between humans and the divine. Our interest in the expression of prayer in health care includes the prevalence, the conceptualizations, and the varied forms it takes. Already … Continue reading “How do you define prayer?”

1 room, 4 beds, 4 residents, 4 religions, 4 languages

It’s springtime in Vancouver and we’ve begun data collection in various healthcare settings. Located in a leafy green neighbourhood, we visited a residential care home where we were introduced to two of the chaplains, one who showed us the Sacred Spaces that residents have access to. During this tour, she told us about the range … Continue reading “1 room, 4 beds, 4 residents, 4 religions, 4 languages”