Spiritual Care and the Diversity of People and Places


  • Chris Swift Methodist Homes (MHA), Derby




Capitalism, health and social care, funding, chaplaincy

Author Biography

Chris Swift, Methodist Homes (MHA), Derby

Chris Swift is a co-editor of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy. He is also Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality for Methodist Homes (MHA) and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds.


Handzo, G. F., M. Cobb, C. Holmes, E. Kelly and S. Sinclair (2014) “Outcomes for Professional Health Care Chaplaincy: An International Call to Action”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 20(2): 43–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2014.902713

Swift, C. (2014) Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Century: The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS. Franham: Ashgate.

—(2015) NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines 2015: Promoting Excellence in Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care. London: NHS England.

Wall, B. A. (1946) Visiting the Hospital: A Practical Handbook for Hospital Chaplains and Clergy who Visit Hospitals. London: A. R. Mowbray & Co. Limited.




How to Cite

Swift, C. (2018). Editorial: Spiritual Care and the Diversity of People and Places. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6(1), 5–10. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.36571

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