Perry H. Biddle, A Hospital Visitation Manual. Eerdmans, 1994.
Referenced in: Pastoral Care
This is the long-recognized as the classic on this subject, though perhaps surpassed today by newer works.
From the Publisher
A field manual for giving pastoral care to the sick. In addition to general hospital visitation information, special sections describe the emotional and spiritual needs of patients with a wide variety of illnesses and highlight the therapeutic value of using appropriate humor. Includes Scripture passages, prayers, and hospital service suggestions.
About the Author
An author and retired minister of Middle Tennessee Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA). He is a graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also studied at New College, University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
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