Emerging Paradigms in Scottish Healthcare Chaplaincy
Disorientation or Re-orientation?
Keywords:chaplaincy, disorientation, health and social care, spiritual care
Institutionally-based crisis intervention, the traditional hallmark of healthcare chaplaincy, is under review as new initiatives in health and social care refocus the spotlight from responding to the needs of those in hospital to the promotion of wellbeing and resilience in local communities. In the first of three articles, the author reports the findings of a Review of Chaplaincy Education, Training and Formation conducted in Scotland in 2013. He explores the impact of shifting paradigms on healthcare chaplains using Ricoeur’s typology of orientation, disorientation and reorientation.
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