Samuel Lowe, PhD, MDiv
Boston Medical Center
Samuel Lowe is the Chief of Chaplaincy at Boston Medical Center.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Health Disparity, Spiritual Care and Coding Blue: A Case Study of Chaplaincy as an Interprofessional Bridge in an Intensive Care Unit at a Safety-net Hospital
Integrated collaborations among diverse providers within the intensive care unit can mitigate the challenges and experiences of health disparities among patients, their families and the provider teams that support them under medical duress. A code blue, the hospital emergency code that indicates a medical emergency, can be a profoundly stressful and traumatizing experience for a patient’s family or loved ones. These stressful and anxious experiences can be amplified if they arise from any number of social determinants of health. This case study characterizes an integrated, interprofessional…