SYLLABUS

 

Introduction to Specialized Faith Based Studies

 

Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education

 

(NURSING HOME CHAPLAINCY)

 

#JC1006

 

 
Office: P.O. Box 2063

Georgetown, Texas 78627
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Mon. thru Fri.
Email: jccae@suddenlink.net


 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Joint Commission on Accreditation and Education offers courses by distant learning and by classroom instruction.  JCCAE is accredited by Trinity Theological Seminary and students can opt to take courses for certifications or the student can earn a degree using them through Trinity Theological Seminary.

 

All courses through the Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education have college credit hours included for each course.  If the student wishes to have his hours matriculated, it can be put toward a degree.

 

The Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education is also an approved “ceu” provider through the Texas State Board of Examiners and the Texas Department of Health for Licensed Professional Counselors, Family and Marriage Therapists and Social Workers.  Students can earn their yearly “ceu” hours through taking this course.       

 

 

I.               Course Description

Nursing Home Chaplaincy is a three-credit course that focuses on the basics of nursing home and palliative care. It is primarily intended for students of counseling or chaplain profession education.  The course prerequisite is full admission to graduate standing or permission from the instructor. 

This is a complete study of nursing home ministry for the Lay or Ordained Chaplain, Pastor or Clergy member wishing to be a nursing home Chaplain. You will learn about nursing home history, the biblical view for caring for the elderly, pastoral care for the elderly, victimization and health reactions and reactions to death.  It explains how to communicate with the elderly and family members and how to start a worship services and how to pray with the elderly.

II.            Goals and Learning Outcomes

The overall goal of #JC1006 is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize special needs of the elderly and those in crisis and counseling techniques during stressful situations at a faith based level. The measurable learning outcomes used to determine the degree to which this goal is being met follow:

  • Students will describe the basis in palliative  care  

  • Students will apply training during crisis interventions.

  • Students will recognize signs and symptoms of a person in crisis 

  • Students will apply techniques to those in crisis during elderly care

III.         Required Readings

  • Nursing Home Chaplaincy manual  

  • Selected course handouts by instructor

IV.    Overall Structure of the Course

The course is designed to provide students with a variety of contexts for understanding and evaluating the crisis situations and how they are related to the role of a counselor of chaplain. Students will be expected to apply all terms and concepts presented in the course to their profession.   

V.      Classroom Course Requirements

Students are required to take this course and participate in discussion, take examinations, and complete any assigned work.  Students are expected to complete any required weekly readings before class, ask questions, and turn in assignments on time.

Homework
Graded homework will be assigned as required. The homework must be turned in the following class session.

Examinations
The test will cover material from the first half of the course and should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. The final exam will be comprehensive and may take the total time allotted for a class session.

 

Distant Learning Requirement

 

Students will purchase material from JCCAE.  When you purchase the manual a test will be sent. The test must be taken and sent to the office of JCCAE for grading.  A passing grade of 75% must be met.  Test scores will be recorded and applied to your degree program.

 

Certifications:  JCCAE offers certifications for each specialized subject in crisis education. Once the course has been taken by distant learning and the test has been taken and sent to JCCAE and a grade of 75% has been met, the certificate will be mailed to you.  The certificate will have the registration number printed directly on the certificate.       

VI.    Course Policies

For classroom instruction, homework will not be accepted after the due date.  Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor. 

The examinations must be taken as scheduled on this syllabus and as announced in class.

Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor.  Make-up exams will differ from those given in class, but will cover the same material.  The examinations are open book. 

Students who have disabilities requiring special arrangements for class participation or test administration should notify the instructor of the need for such arrangements at the beginning of the semester.  

Students in this course should be familiar with the policies on Academic Responsibility and violations of academic responsibility in this course will be handled accordingly.  

VII.   Assessment and Grading

Students will be evaluated on assignments and examinations.  The examinations will be objectively scored using a scoring key.  The assignments will be graded on a scale from 0 to 100, reflecting percent of possible points earned.  Grades will be assigned using the following weights:

Homework

30%

Exams

70%

Grades will be assigned as follows:

90%

A

85%

B+

80%

B

75%

C+

70%

C

65%

D+

60%

D

 

VIII.  Course Outline

Topics for each class meeting are listed below.  However, circumstances may call for a departure from this schedule. Any changes to the schedule will be made in advance.  Homework assignments will be handed out one week prior to the due date.

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