Compass - Hospital Chaplains

Every day in Australia over 40 000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. A 7-year old victim of a hit-and-run, a baby’s miracle birth and the anguished vigil for a father-of three on life-support ... Over eight episodes we follow our chaplains’ journeys alongside patients and their families at three major hospitals. Our chaplains are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist. Regardless of their faith, they all meet the same challenges – to help makes sense of the mystery of illness, pain, suffering and despair. This series offers a unique and never-been-seen view on the daily life and death drama of hospital life through our chaplains’ eyes. VOLUME 1 Ep 1 - It's a Tough Job Chaplain Di helps a family as their son fights for life in ICU. And Chaplain Graham helps a patient prepare to die. Ep 2 - Suffer the Children A mother with a brain aneurysm is rushed to ICU where Chaplain Di helps her children cope, and Chaplain Anwar visits a 7-year old boy left for dead in a hit-and-run accident. Ep 3 - Family Ties Chaplain Julie meets a premature baby whose mother has cancer. While Father Laurie helps a family say goodbye to their dad. Ep 4 - Why Me? Chaplain Di supports the parents of a teenager with severe burns in ICU, and Chaplain Hanh counsels a wife whose husband is dying. VOLUME 2 Ep 5 - Good Grief Chaplain Graham helps a bereaved son, while trainee Chaplain Paul learns valuable lessons on night shift. Ep 6 - Love and Other Miracles Father Laurie helps a devoted couple, while Chaplain Hanh meets a mother and her miracle baby. Ep 7 - Divine Intervention Chaplain Graham comforts a woman about to lose a limb, Chaplain Julie discovers a new denomination and Chaplain Di brings in the therapy dogs. Ep 8 - It's Not Fair Chaplain Di helps the parents of an assault victim on life support, while Chaplain Julie supports a patient struck down with an incurable disease.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

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Production Year: 
2012
Duration: 
5 x 26mins
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