Links to recent articles/books/papers that relate to chaplaincy and/or spiritual care
Listed below are the details of recent articles/books/papers that relate to chaplaincy and/or spiritual care.
Where possible clicking on the title of the article will link to the journal that the article has been published in for those interested in accessing full copies..
If you know of a recent publication that might be of interest to other chaplains please use the form on the contact us page to submit details.
Chaplains interested in should also be aware of the Orere Source - a collection of pastoral abstacts created by the Rev. W. Noel Brown, a retired Presbyterian minister, and hospital chaplain-supervisor. He was formerly chairman of the Standards Committee of A.C.P.E. and is a board-certified chaplain of the Association of Professional Chaplains. The database currently contains over 17,500 abstracts from the pastoral care literature and health-care literature which has implications for the continuing education of chaplains.
Recent additions to the database are regularly featured in the Scotish Journal fo Healthcare Chapalincy.
Further information may be obtained from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Particularly Chaplaincy Focused Articles
Outcomes for Professional Health Care Chaplaincy: An International Call to Action
This is a guest editorial in the american Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (for more informaion on the journal see below. Unlike the articles below it is open access and can be downloaded here: Outcomes Editorial
Case Studies of Chaplains from the USA
The american Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy has recently started publishing a series of indepth case studies of chaplains work. The article introducing this idea is free to access: Making our Case(s) as is the editorial. The latest case study is called Facing Fears and Counting Blessings and offers a case study of a long-term chapalincy care relationship with a woman with recurrent leukemia. (Note, access requires purchasing the article or a subscription to the journal)
While recognising that differences in faith traditions and the way chaplaincy has developed means that findings are not directly transferable to the UK context, chaplains may be interested in other articles published in the journal.
More Generally Focused Spiritual Care Articles
Archive of Previously Featured Articles