Emerging Paradigms in Scottish Healthcare Chaplaincy

Disorientation or Re-orientation?

Authors

  • Michael Paterson NHS Education for Scotland Joining the Dots

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v2i1.51

Keywords:

chaplaincy, disorientation, health and social care, spiritual care

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Michael Paterson, NHS Education for Scotland Joining the Dots

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.

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Published

2014-12-16

How to Cite

Paterson, M. (2014). Emerging Paradigms in Scottish Healthcare Chaplaincy: Disorientation or Re-orientation?. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 2(1), 51-64. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v2i1.51

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