A CASE STUDY OF “AMBER BILL”
A PATIENT AT ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL IN SASKATOON
BY PATRICK AMPANI
CASE STUDY ROAD MAP
A. INTRODUCTION AND THEOLOGY OF MINISTRY
B. PATIENT’S BACKGROUND INFORMATION
C. FIRST ENCOUNTER (VERBATIM)
D. PRELIMINARY REFLECTION a. my initial reaction b. main issues c. my plan of action d. psychological theory at work e. spiritual assessment f. theological reflection
E. SECOND ENCOUNTER (followed by preliminary reflection including session a-f)
F. THIRD ENCOUNTER (followed by preliminary reflection including session a-f)
A. INTRODUCTION AND THEOLOGY OF MINISTRY:
St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute health care facility …show more content…
True to their words Amber explored her feelings, acknowledged and named her anxieties. This was so insightful and it encouraged me to render her support as much as I could. It was a life journey that would alleviate her pain and anxiety and bring her some comfort and serenity. Here below, is my first verbatim account.
In this verbatim account, we shall use the following codes: “S” for the spiritual care-giver, “P” for the patient, “A” for Anne and “K” for Kate, both her daughters.
C. FIRST ENCOUNTER (VERBATIM ACCOUNT)
S1- Hi Amber, how are you doing today?
P1- I am not bad. I am taking one day at a time. It is a hard and difficult thing to deal with. It is difficult for me and my kids…sobbed in silence….I am dying of cancer and I am afraid…(silence…when she had gotten some momentum she continue.) Kate and Anne could you excuse us please!
A1- Ok mom, maybe we could just go and take coffee for 20 minutes and come back.
K1- Mom, please speak out your worries and be free. You requested to see a priest; we thank God he is here. Maybe I’ll close the door, and Patrick speaks aloud because she finds it hard to hear sometimes.
S2- Ok. I have come to visit with you, to be with you, to listen to you, and to support you. What has been happening with you?
P2- I have so many things on me that I don’t even know where to start. Two months ago I was diagnosed with cancer (pointing to her stomach) that will cause my