Editorial – Our Focus is End of Life Care

Authors

  • Meg Burton Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Debbie Hodge Health Care Chaplaincy Free Churches Group, London

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.32790

Keywords:

end of life care, health and social care, chaplaincy

Author Biographies

Meg Burton, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Meg is Head of Chaplaincy for the Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. She moved to this post in October 2012, having previously served as Lead Chaplain and Deputy Chaplaincy Manager for 6 years based at Bassetlaw District General Hospital, Worksop, and 6 years as Chaplain based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. While a Methodist Minister in circuit in the 1990s, she was Free Church Chaplain at Rampton Hospital. Meg completed her MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy at the University of Leeds in 2004. Her dissertation was entitled, The Role of the Chaplain in the Multi-disciplinary Palliative Care Team, for which she worked in a hospital in Brampton, Ontario, Canada for part of her research. She was most recently Editor of the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy.

Debbie Hodge, Health Care Chaplaincy Free Churches Group, London

Guest Editor Debbie Hodge is an ordained minister in the URC and formerly a Nurse and Nurse Educator (Principal Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire), Chaplain at North and East Hertfordshire NHS Trust and Royal Marsden Hospital. She is now Secretary for the Health Care Chaplaincy Free Churches Group, Chief Officer of the Network of Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care in Health and budget holder for the NHS England Chaplaincy Project.

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Published

2017-08-31

How to Cite

Burton, M., & Hodge, D. (2017). Editorial – Our Focus is End of Life Care. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 5(1), 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.32790

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