Chaplaincy Outcomes

What the Future Looks Like?


  • Steve Nolan Princess Alice Hospice




Author Biography

  • Steve Nolan, Princess Alice Hospice

    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.


ENHCC (2014) Statement: Healthcare Chaplaincy in the Midst of Transition. The European Network of Healthcare Chaplaincy. Available online:

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.

Kelly, E. (2013) “Translating Theological Reflective Practice into Values Based Practice: A Report from Scotland”. Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry 33: 245–56. Available online:

Nolan, S. (2013) “Report: Research in Chaplaincy – A Day to Rekindle the Flame!” Health and Social Care Chaplaincy 1(2): 117–21.

Paterson, M. and E. Kelly (2013) “Values Based Reflective Practice: A Model Developed in Scotland for Spiritual Care Practitioners”. Practical Theology 6(1): 51–68.

Snowden, A., I. Telfer, E. Kelly, S. Bunniss and H. Mowat (2013a) “The Construction of the Lothian PROM”. Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 16: 3–12.

—(2013b) “‘I was able to talk about what was on my mind’: The Operationalisation of Person Centred Care”. Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 16: 13–22.

—(2013c) “Spiritual Care as Person Centred Care: A Thematic Analysis of Interventions”. Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 16: 23–32.



How to Cite

Nolan, S. (2015). Chaplaincy Outcomes: What the Future Looks Like?. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 2(2), 161-164.