One Chaplain’s Sacred Mission: Bringing Human Connection Back to Healthcare

Trevor Higgenbotham's new book opens dialogue to the uncertainty, politics and spiritual side of healthcare.

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Despite the ability to connect with devices and media unheard of in the last twenty years, we have become more isolated and alienated from each other. This isolation and alienation greatly contribute to our societal ills.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 07, 2014

In a world full of technology instantly at our fingertips, even the most well- connected person can feel alone when it comes to dealing with difficult healthcare questions and issues.

As an experienced healthcare chaplain, author Trevor Rudolph Higgenbotham seeks to help patients and their families understand the power of hope and trust in God during times of grieving. His new novel, “Jacks,” raises the important questions and issues he has witnessed being overlooked in current dialogue with patients.

“Despite the ability to connect with devices and media unheard of in the last twenty years, we have become more isolated and alienated from each other,” Higgenbotham says. “This isolation and alienation greatly contribute to our societal ills.”

“Jacks” is an insightful novel that seeks to remedy this issue by reminding patients and their loved ones they are not alone. Influenced by Higgenbotham’s own experiences as a chaplain, “Jacks” breathes life into the reality of loss and grief and provides readers with hope along the way.

Important issues such as patient autonomy, informed consent, medical futility, patient advocacy, organ and tissue donation and disparities in healthcare based on socio-economic factors are addressed in “Jacks” through its powerful storylines and dynamic characters.

“We may not have all the answers (or even a few, for that matter), but know that you and I have not been abandoned by God and left to fend for ourselves,” Higgenbotham says. “God is present even in our struggles to understand why something happened a certain way and when something cannot be fixed.”

“Jacks” by Trevor Rudolph Higgenbotham
Hardcover, $30.95
Paperback, $13.95
e-Book, $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-49081-084-3
Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and bookstore.westbowpress.com

About the author
Trevor Rudolph Higgenbotham, M Div, BCC, serves as a healthcare chaplain in the greater Washington, DC/Baltimore, Md., region. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating in 1985. After exploring careers in the legal profession and the telecommunications industry, Trevor attended Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla., graduating with a master of divinity degree. He also is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, Schaumburg, Ill. Trevor is endorsed as a healthcare chaplain by the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches, Duncanville, Texas. Trevor has been serving as a healthcare chaplain since 2001.


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