Chaplains often have received little training specific to care of the dying or working in an Interdisciplinary Clinical Team.  Over the course of the past 7 years, a TNMHO “Chaplain’s Development Committee” was formed to dialogue with medical professionals and hospice chaplains, conduct surveys of administrators and of chaplains, and to research the needs for improving spiritual care of the hospice chaplain.  In response to the identified needs and concerns, the CDC developed these trainings.