Rev. Paul Bricker published in Spirit of Chaplaincy

Congratulations to Rev. Paul Bricker, a WVIS Associate Spiritual Director!  He was published in the “Spirit of Chaplaincy”, a publication of the National VA Chaplain Center in Hampton, VA.  We thank you, Paul, for your devotion to the veterans of our armed forces.  Paul’s article is below:


A hospice nurse at another hospital told me this:  “My eight year old daughter said to me:  ‘Mommy, you must not be a very good nurse because all your patients die’.”  This is the reality of working in hospice.
After one grueling week in which we had four deaths, I noticed that gloom had set in our hospice unit.  There are many ceremonies one can do….  What I did was a beer run.
I bought one case of diet root beer and one case of regular root beer and distributed them ice cold to the staff.  This ceremony brought a level of relief to our floor.
Chaplain Paul Bricker
Beckley, WV


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