What is it about?

Healthcare chaplains need a user-friendly spiritual assessment tool that is easy to learn and easy to use, but that is also thorough and that results in a plan of care. The Four FACTs Tool is specifically designed for an acute care setting, but can readily be adapted for other settings, such as long term care, hospice, or outpatient care. Developed by a professional board certified chaplain with 20 years experience in various healthcare settings, the Four FACTS Tool will enhance your practice.

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Why is it important?

The Four FACTs Tool navigates a middle course between the overly complicated tools developed by pastoral care professionals and the overly simplified ones developed by medical professionals. The Four FACTS Tool is specifically designed for beginning chaplains and those who teach them, such as CPE supervisors. However, since APC's new Standards of Practice for board certified chaplains requires spiritual assessment and a plan of care, seasoned professionals will also benefit from this tool.

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This page is a summary of: Four FACTs Spiritual Assessment Tool, Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, March 2015, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/08854726.2015.1015303.
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