FARMINGTON — Three chaplaincy volunteer trainees recently completed a 100-hour training program to prepare them as lay chaplaincy volunteers. According to a press release, they will visit with Franklin Memorial Hospital patients and their family members to provide spiritual support under the supervision of FMH staff chaplains, Revs. Douglas Dunlap and Timothy Walmer.

The program included topics such as confidentiality, ethics, individual and family support, needs of patients with particular diagnoses; end-of-life care, multidisciplinary team functioning, religious traditions, prayer with patients, and accessing community religious and spiritual resources.

The graduating trainees include: Susan Schell, of Chesterville; Roy Scribner, of Farmington; and Carole Trickett, of Farmington. These three join eight other chaplaincy volunteers, community pastors and laypersons.

For information about serving as a chaplaincy volunteer, call 779-2509 or email [email protected]

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