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LaTribuna Christian Publishing Reports on The Necessity of Having Chaplains in Healthcare Providers
LaTribuna Christian Publishing’s CEO Chaplain Paul Vescio is quoted saying, “Chaplains provide the added love and support that care center patients so desperately need.
Phoenix, AZ, Jun 18, 2020 -- LaTribuna Christian Publishing’s CEO Chaplain Paul Vescio is quoted saying, “Chaplains provide the added love and support that care center patients so desperately need. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I was visiting with a patient and helped them with their needs. Many times, I would go and get a nurse because the patient was struggling with healthcare issues. Chaplains are more than just someone who pops their head in the door, shares a scripture verse, a God Bless You and then leaves. We really do help in uplifting the patient’s spirits and in being a helping hand with their needs. Chaplains also provide the compassion, hope and love of Christ that can mean the difference between having a positive day or having a very negative day.”
LaTribuna Christian Publishing is very pleased to announce, Chaplain Paul was mentioned in a recent story about these very important healthcare issues. The article was published by the Arizona Republic and featured on AZCentral.com. Here is the link to that story written by Reporter Brianna Frank. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/06/11/cov...
Here are some key points of the story that feature Pastor Wayne Basye and Pastor Charles Ross who are very close friends of Chaplain Paul.
'Night and day' difference between virtual, in-person chaplain visits
Wayne Basye, 71, is pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church in Yucca, Ariz., a small unincorporated community that's about a half-hour drive south from Kingman.
He said there's been four people in the area who have been hospitalized since the pandemic, and subsequent hospital visitation restrictions, began. One of them died.
Basye said it's hard to tell people, some of whom have been in his congregation for 10 years, that he cannot physically visit and comfort them in what could be their final days.
"We believe in touching, the laying on of hands," he said. "I do understand the virus and the nature of the virus but I also know that there's ways of getting pastors and spiritual leaders in to visit people."
He added that having a pastor present during someone's final moments isn't just for the person themselves, but for the mourning family.
"[The pastor] brings the family through that situation — if they can't be there with the family and it's just done over the phone, it's hard to assess the damage," he said. "You can turn what might be a horrible situation into a beautiful situation. That person knows the Lord, he's going to be with Jesus, the people there know the Lord and they're happy for him ... a lot of times people need a pastor there when they so-called 'pull the plug.”
That hasn't been able to happen for the last three months. Though Basye can speak to hospitalized people over the telephone, he said it's not the same.
"It's night and day," he said. "It's the difference between someone calling you up and saying 'hey, how you doing?' and somebody taking care of you when you have a broken leg, but that's all that's been available and there's nobody to blame ... it's just one of the stories that's going to come out of COVID."
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Chaplain Paul Vescio, CEO
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LaTribuna Christian Publishing CEO Chaplain Paul Vescio was also quoted saying, “Chaplains are more than just a quick passerby, we are the patient’s friends, advocates, and helping hands, we are very essential in ensuring the safety, and spiritual and healthy wellbeing of the patients. It’s far past the time that a pathway to safe visitation was created so that patients and family members along with members of the Clergy can be reunited in order to provide the spiritual and the loving care that people so desperately need in American healthcare. Please contact your elected officials and share with them the importance of having Chaplains in American healthcare and in expressing your concerns about the heartbreaking corona virus polices facing our nation right now.”