Theology at the Coal-Face of Hospitalisation

The Development and Evaluation of a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Authors

  • David Mitchell Glasgow University
  • Margaret Sneddon Glasgow University
  • Anna O'Neill Glasgow University
  • Susan Kennedy Glasgow University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i2.21

Keywords:

Capabilities, chaplaincy education, competences, continuing professional development, spiritual and religious care

Abstract

Healthcare chaplaincy is working towards recognition as a registered health profession. An accredited programme of professional education is part of that process. The University of Glasgow supported by NHS Education for Scotland have developed a programme of professional education for healthcare chaplains that is integrated into an MSc. (MedSci) in healthcare. This article outlines the commissioning, development and evaluation of a postgraduate certificate in healthcare chaplaincy by students, clinical mentors and experienced healthcare chaplains. It also highlights an innovative approach to practice development in spiritual and religious care in healthcare.

Author Biographies

David Mitchell, Glasgow University

Rev. David Mitchell, Consulting Editor and Programme Leader, Healthcare Chaplaincy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Glasgow University

Margaret Sneddon, Glasgow University

Margaret Sneddon, Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Glasgow University

Anna O'Neill, Glasgow University

Dr. Anna O’Neill, MSc (MedSci) Health Care Programme Director, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Glasgow University

Susan Kennedy, Glasgow University

Susan Kennedy, BHF Cardiovascular Care Lecturer. University of Glasgow

References

AHPCC, CHCC, SACH (2007). Standards for NHSScotland Chaplaincy Services. Glasgow, Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains, College of Health Care Chaplains, Scottish Association of Chaplains in Healthcare, NHS Education for Scotland Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit.

NES (2008) Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains. NHS Education for Scotland, Edinburgh

NHS (2008). CEL (2008) 49 Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy in NHS Scotland 2008 - Revised Guidance. Edinburgh, The Scottish Government.

NHS (2002). NHS HDL 76 (2002) Spiritual Care in NHS Scotland: Guidelines on Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the NHS in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scottish Executive Health Department.

Published

2013-04-24

How to Cite

Mitchell, D., Sneddon, M., O’Neill, A., & Kennedy, S. (2013). Theology at the Coal-Face of Hospitalisation: The Development and Evaluation of a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Chaplaincy. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 21-27. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i2.21

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