When the Chaplain is Ready the Teacher will Appear
Keywords:Chaplaincy, epistemology, health and social care, ontology, spiritual care
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).
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