Chaplaincy Case Study

Authors

  • George Fitchett Rush University Medical Center
  • Steve Nolan Princess Alice Hospice, The University of Winchester

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.34296

Keywords:

Editorial

Author Biographies

George Fitchett, Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA

Steve Nolan, Princess Alice Hospice, The University of Winchester

Revd Dr Steve Nolan has been chaplain at Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, since 2004. As well as being a ‘jobbing chaplain’, he has published a number of peer reviewed articles on the theory and practice of spiritual care. His areas of research and professional interest include non-religious spiritual care, particularly the relationship between spiritual care and psychotherapy (psychospiritual care); spiritual care in a secular environment; and spiritual assessment. His doctoral research was an interdisciplinary study drawing on psychoanalytic film theory to examine the construction of religious identity (published as Film, Lacan and the Subject of Religion, Continuum, 2009). He has recently published research looking at how palliative care chaplains work with people who are dying (Spiritual Care at the End of Life: The Chaplain as a ‘Hopeful Presence’, Jessica Kingsley, 2012) and his forthcoming book is a collaboration with Prof Margaret Holloway (A to Z of Spirituality (Palgrave 2013). He is accredited as a psychotherapist and since 2011 and has been a part-time tutor on the MTh in Chaplaincy Studies in the Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies, St Michael’s College, Llandaff, part of Cardiff University and a member of the European Association for Palliative Care Taskforce on Spiritual Care.

References

Arnold, M. (1999) “Dover Beach”. In The Oxford Book of English Verse, ed. C. Ricks, 453–54. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cooper, R. S. (2011) “Case Study of a Chaplain’s Spiritual Care for a Patient with Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 17(1-2): 19–37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2011.559832

Fitchett, G. (2011) “Making Our Case(s)”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 17(1-2): 3–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2011.559829

—(2015) “Introduction: Chaplains and Case Studies”. In Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy, ed. G. Fitchett and S. Nolan, 11–24. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Fitchett, G., and S. Nolan, eds. (2015) Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

King, S. D. (2012) “Facing Fears and Counting Blessings: a Case Study of a Chaplain’s Faithful Companioning a Cancer Patient”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 18(1-2): 3–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2012.667315

McCurdy, D. B. (2015) “Ethical Issues in Case Study Publication”. In Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy, eds G. Fitchett and S. Nolan, 282–98. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

McCurdy, D. B., and G. Fitchett (2011) “Ethical Issues in Case Study Publication: ‘Making our Case(s)’ Ethically”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 17(1-2): 55–74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2011.559855

Nolan, S. (2016) “‘He Needs to Talk!’: A Chaplain’s Case Study of Nonreligious Spiritual Care”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 22(1): 1–16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2015.1113805

Risk, J. L. (2013) “Building a New Life: A Chaplain’s Theory Based Case Study of Chronic Illness”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 19(3): 81–98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2013.806117

Schultz, M. (2017) “So that there will be one good and true thing to say about me in my eulogy”. In Meeting in the Midst: Spiritual Care in Israel, ed. N. Bentur and M. Schultz. Jerusalem: JDC Israel-Eshel. Published in Hebrew, so far untranslated.

Published

2018-04-12

How to Cite

Fitchett, G., & Nolan, S. (2018). Chaplaincy Case Study. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 5(2), 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.34296