When the Chaplain is Ready the Teacher will Appear

Authors

  • Michael Paterson NHS Spiritual Care (Scotland)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v3i1.27524

Keywords:

Chaplaincy, epistemology, health and social care, ontology, spiritual care

Abstract

This series of articles has explored the changing face of contemporary healthcare chaplaincy. In this final article, the author proposes a way through disorientation (article one) and imbalances of power (article two) to a future in which patients offer a leading role in shaping chaplains’ spirituality (ontology) and formation (epistemology).

Author Biography

Michael Paterson, NHS Spiritual Care (Scotland)

Michael Paterson leads on Values-Based Reflective Practice within NHS Spiritual Care, Scotland. He is currently developing an undergraduate formational degree in spiritual care for new entrants into the profession.

References

Department of Health (2013). A Promise to Learn – a Commitment to Act: Improving the Safety of Patients in England [The Berwick Report]. Available online at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/berwick-review-into-patient-safety

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2013) Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry [The Francis Report]. Available online at: www.tsoshop.co.uk

Miller-McLemore, B. J. (2012) Christian Theology in Practice: Discovering a Discipline. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Mountain Dreamer, O. (1999) The Invitation. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne.

Romanoff, B. D. and B. E. Thompson (2006) “Meaning Construction in Palliative Care: the Use of Narrative, Ritual, and the Expressive Arts”. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 23(4): 309–16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909106290246

Schön, D. A. (1983) The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. London: Basic Books.

Published

2015-06-10

How to Cite

Paterson, M. (2015). When the Chaplain is Ready the Teacher will Appear. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 3(1), 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v3i1.27524

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Section

Articles