Physicians give hospital chaplains high approval rating

My lede:

America’s hospital chaplains just got a big nod of approval from the nation’s physicians.

Nine in 10 doctors said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their experiences with chaplains, according to a survey of 1,144 U.S. physicians published in the Oct. 26 Archives of Internal Medicine.

Because of physicians’ leadership roles, their views of chaplains are critical, said George Fitchett, PhD, the study’s lead author and a chaplain at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

The whole shebang.