Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A little about the CPE

Where to start?
My group is small -- we have 5 students, on Supervisor in Training and one Supervisor. For those who don't know how CPE is run, we have lots of meetings -- a staff meeting for the Chaplaincy program, a Didactic meeting (teaching us something useful to know), a Verbatim meeting where two people present per week and the Interpersonal Relationship meeting where we talk together unstructured. Each meeting last 2 to 2 and a half hours. That's about 8 to 10 hours of meetings a week, depending. Then there is time spent on the floor -- I have the first floor, Teri. We also have some time for writing reflection papers and doing charting and paperwork.
My group is rather diverse. Two of us are from Children's and three are from St. Joe's across the street. It is very interesting to hear the ways our experiences are the same and different and to compare the differences in the hospital culture.
Children's is very nurturing -- but a death here is very intense. They don't occur that often, to be quite honest, but they pack a real punch.
OK short of time.
Best part this week?
I've made friends with Dr. Pucci from here.

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