The Corner Room: Stories From a Children’s Hospital – To Inspire, Heal and Affirm
List Price: 15.00
Available: April 2014
James Powell worked as the chaplain in a children’s hospital and pediatric oncology clinic in Texas for almost twenty years. THE CORNER ROOM is a collection of essays that explore his experiences there. These illuminating essays illustrate children, their families, and hospital staff encountering the dilemmas of illness, trauma, separation, and sometimes death with love, grace, and the invincible power of the human spirit.
James Powell was the first pediatric chaplain at Methodist Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, where he provided spiritual care to the children, their parents and families, and the hospital staff.
He has worked with children and adolescents as chaplain in a state hospital, campus director in a children’s home, pastoral counselor in private practice, and as youth minister in a number of parish settings. His own diagnosis with a chronic disease as a child shaped his personal identity, his career path, and his approach to working with those in vulnerable medical situations. He and his wife, Dianne, have been married 44 years. They have two grown sons and two grandsons and live in Lubbock.