by Chaplain Terry Wilson
The MUSC Pastoral Care staff recently presented its third annual Caring
Spirit Award to Michelle Sharp, Pediatrics-Children’s and Perinatal
Services. This award is presented each year in conjunction with
national Pastoral Care Week, the purpose being to honor a faculty or
staff member for his or her commitment and support. Many were nominated
for this award by the Pastoral Care staff and it was difficult to
select just one.
nurse certified Michelle Sharp, Pediatrics-Children’s and Perinatal
Services, center, is awarded the Caring Spirit Award from MUSC's
Pastoral Care staff. From left is Sally Potts, director of therapeutic
services, and members of the Pastoral Care staff.
annual Caring Spirit Award recognizes spiritual care of patients and
families; support of the MUSC Pastoral Care mission; effort to foster
community among clergy and hospital staff; and support of this year’s
Pastoral Care Week theme, “Supportive Presence” Oct. 25 through 31.
Sharp was nominated by the chaplains for her compassionate care of
patients and their families. Through the years she has taken a
leadership role in the Walk to Remember, and the Tree Service which are
services that remember the babies that we have lost. She worked and
provided leadership to an interdisciplinary group that made additions
and improvements to the Tender Memories program and booklets. She has
demonstrated the expertise and qualities of an exceptional nurse by
offering patients and their families the best of care which models MUSC
Excellence. Sharp is one who sees the person and not just the patient.
The world of medicine, nursing and patient care is a work that is back
dropped by the spiritual needs of patients and families. The chaplaincy
staff affirms MUSC faculty and staff who ensure the spiritual and
pastoral care needs of patients and families are given the highest
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009