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Mission Discernment: A Preventative Ethics Strategy for Leaders in Catholic Health Care OrganizationsDownload
In the demanding world of health care; an environment characterized by life and death decisions, constant change, competing priorities, and limited resources, leaders often have to make very difficult choices. Allocation of a leader’s time and energy that can be devoted to any one issue is also a...
The principal objective of this dissertation, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Doctor of Ministry degree at St. Stephen’s College, was to explore the concept of spiritually informed art therapy as it was experienced by the author while studying, working, and teaching in the...
The phenomenon of “not being listened to” is a universal experience, but particularly poignant for women with the lived experience of incarceration. These women’s voices, educator Max van Manen’s most recent (2014) phenomenology text, along with my discipline and practice of spiritual direction...
Caught by the Fence: Challenges Facing Women in Ministry Leadership in the Mennonite Brethren ChurchDownload
The purpose of this project was to examine the challenges women face in ministry leadership in the Mennonite Brethren Church in Canada. A historical study of the role of women in the church was conducted. The Mennonite Brethren Church attempted to attract women into leadership positions by...
The purpose of this research is to examine the phenomenon of vulnerability as it relates to pastoral leadership. Setting the phenomenon within a theological framework, I ask: What difference does it make to the understanding and practice of pastoral leadership when it is viewed through a...
The Journey for Authentic Relationship: Exploring the Decision to Self-Disclose Sexual OrientationDownload
Through hermeneutic phenomenology, I explore my experience of self-disclosing my sexual orientation to a group of Clinical Pastoral Education students during initial phases of the supervisor-teacher relationship. My purpose or intent was to come to a clearer and deeper understanding of the...
This project/dissertation began with the question: Is it possible to alleviate or diminish a person’s pain and suffering in the transitional space from the time of the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness throughout the illness trajectory until death, and his or her family’s subsequent...
Deepening a Sense of Spirit: A Study of Spiritual Care Volunteers in the Rural Clinical SettingDownload
This study has explored the concept of how one’s sense of spirit has deepened by providing spiritual care to patients and residents in a rural hospital, hospice and long term care facilities. Using an organic inquiry method of research, the researcher’s story begins this study from her passion...
"Living a Lie" The Edmonton Residential School 1950 to 1960 - A Story of Sexual Abuse by a United Church Minister and the Response by the Church of the TimeDownload
Using hermeneutic inquiry with a critical theory lens, I sought to document and unconceal the involvement of the United Church of Canada in a case of sexual abuse of children at the Edmonton Residential School during 1950 to 1960. Through analysis of the archival data, I sought to understand how...
A Field Guide to Sanctuary: Women’s Experiences of Personal Sanctuary Contextualised Within Chronic Health ConditionsDownload
Sheehan Deatherage, L. Colleen
This analytic autoethnography draws on a passage from Celtic philosopher John O’Donohue to consider women’s experience of personal sanctuary within the context of chronic health conditions. Guided by the question: ‘what is your experience of sanctuary and how does that relate to your experience...