COVID-19. The Call of Louisa Jordan

The Formation of the Spiritual Care Team at NHS Louisa Jordan, Glasgow, Scotland


  • Ian Stirling NHS, Glasgow



COVID-19, spiritual care, chaplaincy, autoethnography, poetics, theology


This article employs an innovative research methodology, evocative spiritual autoethnography, to capture the complex existential and pastoral experiences gathered during the formation of the spiritual care team at NHS Louisa Jordan, Glasgow. It is a snapshot in time and offers a rare glimpse into the humanity and vulnerability of the spiritual care team as they face this far from normal situation. Learnings identified through contemplative inquiry serve to expand the horizon of chaplaincy.

Author Biography

Ian Stirling, NHS, Glasgow

Rev. Dr. Ian Stirling is a Church of Scotland Minister and during the COVID-19 crisis a Health Care Chaplain with the NHS in Glasgow, Scotland.


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How to Cite

Stirling, I. (2021). COVID-19. The Call of Louisa Jordan: The Formation of the Spiritual Care Team at NHS Louisa Jordan, Glasgow, Scotland. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 9(2), 154–174.

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