CPD – An Essential Component of Healthcare Chaplaincy

Authors

  • Derek J. Fraser Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i1.22

Keywords:

Chaplaincy, CPD, professional development, use of self

Abstract

The need to focus on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the professional life of the chaplain is explored with reference to nationally agreed criteria. A six stage model is utilized to enable some shape to be given to the process. Attention is paid to the use of self within the process and the implications for the individual chaplain as well as the team leader chaplain are considered.

Author Biography

Derek J. Fraser, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Derek J. Fraser is Lead Chaplain at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

References

Bushell, S. (2011) CHCC Journal (Autumn): 21.

Department of Health (2004) The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (NHS KSF) and the Development Review Process. London: Department of Health, 13.

Graham, E., H. Walton and F. Ward (2005) Theological Reflection: Methods. London: SCM Press.

Health Professionals Council (2004) Continuing Professional Development – Consultation Document. London: Health Professions Council, 6

Published

2013-09-25

How to Cite

Fraser, D. (2013). CPD – An Essential Component of Healthcare Chaplaincy. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 1(1), 22-34. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i1.22

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