Conclusion

A bedside chaplain’s and a manager’s feelings and concerns are very different, but each has a ministry role and cares for the “flock” they are “called” to serve. This is an example of servant leadership, and the role of leading by serving and demonstrating how to care for those under your leadership.  As chaplains, we minister to different “patients” — there is the patient in the bed, the family, the clinical team and those we manage/lead.